SENDING THE INDONESIAN WORKERS TO MALAYSIA (A case study: the Female Workers from Central Java with

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SENDING THE INDONESIAN WORKERS TO MALAYSIA (A case study: the Female Workers from Central Java with a Phenomenology Approach)

   Tjipto Subadi *), Farid Wajdi *), Rahmah Ismail **)

*)Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, **) Kebangsaan University of Malaysia
*)Email: tjiptosubadi@yahoo.com


This study aims to examine (1) the main cause of the female workers (FWs) in Malaysia from Central Java, Indonesia tortured by their employers, (2) the responsibility of the BP3TKI as an agency sending the FWs if there is a problem of the FWs, (3) the steps the Indonesian and Malaysian government take to cope with the case of the Indonesian TKW in Malaysia tortured by their employers, and (4) the model of cooperation for sending the Indonesian TKW to Malaysia professionally. The study used a phenomenology qualitative approach with a social paradigm definition of micro analysis. The subjects were the FWs in Malaysia tortured by their employers. The data gathering used an observation, documentation and interview method. The data analysis employed a method of first order understanding and second order understanding with an interactive model, including data reduction, data display and conclusion/verification. The findings show that (1) the main cause of torturing against the FWs is a miscommunication, low competency, cultural difference, feudalism behavior, bad institutional structure and difference in Act. (2) The responsibilities of the BP3TKI are legal and non-legal. (3) The steps the Indonesian government takes are (i) providing a guarantee to employers who do not have any problem for employing the Indonesian workers, (ii) establishing a Cooperation Agency for Problem Solving, (iii) giving one-day or one-week furloughto the FWs, (iv) if there is no furlough, an employer will  give any compensation to them, (v) all the problems of the FWs must be resoled by the Indonesian and Malaysian Cooperation Association, and (vi) revising the Memo of Understanding (MoU) of the Labor Force. (4) The model of cooperation for sending the WFs to Malaysia is revising and completing the MoU, containing, among others, high wage, furlough, passport holders by the Indonesian workers (TKIs), task force establishment, Labor Force Act, equal-working appointment, a great priority of human values and anti-slavery, discrimination, gender and anti-trade of human.

Keywords: torturing, human values, anti-slavery

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