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Saudia Arabia suspends recruitment of Indonesian workers RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabian business leaders on Tuesday said they will be suspending the recruitment of Indonesian labor workers, local media reported.

Saudi Arabia's national recruitment committee at the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry said Indonesia's Labor Federation failed to fulfill all of the terms and conditions within the bilateral agreement, which prompted the decision to suspend recruitment, Arab News reported.

Furthermore, the committee advised "Saudis not to apply for new recruitment visas for Indonesia due to exorbitant charges and lack of qualified workers."

Several reports involving harsh abuse against Indonesian labor workers had deteriorated work force relations between the two countries, as international media covered several cases in which abuses led to the death of several workers.

However, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Yahya Maqbool said the ban was not official, blaming Indonesian media for covering incidents of abuse and not success stories.


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Posted in Economy @ 16 February 2011 06:13 CET by Blog Bot · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink





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(Edited) Posted @ 16 February 2011 11:40

Sure there are success stories, lots I am sure but when even one Indonesian citizen is abused by an unreasonable employer, be it in Indonesia or overseas, what is more effective than the media, to bring to public the injustice?

Exploitation of foreign workers is not just in Saudi but everywhere. In Singapore this awareness has received the scrutiny of the government and offending employers given stiff punishment and it splashed in the media. Take note Saudi!

Emoticon: Worship

Avan



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