JAKARTA - The Agency for the Protection of Indonesians, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Indonesian embassy in Kuwait have brought home 72 so-called TKW ('female Indonesian workers abroad') that requested help from the embassy. All 72 TKW arrived with a Singapore Airlines flight. They are part of a group of 646 TKW which are currently in shelter in the Indonesian embassy in Kuwait.
The women that are given shelter had various reason to flea to their embassy. Some of them did not receive salary from their bosses, while others were beaten and even sexually abused. The Department of Foreign Affairs will keep on giving aid to those in need. The emergency shelter given to them at the embassy will be free of charge until they can be brought home.