Undocumented Indonesian workers line up before being deported back to Indonesia, at Subang Airport in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur in this file image taken Dec. 23, 2014. On that day, Malaysia deported nearly 500 undocumented Indonesian workers. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP)
Indonesian church officials have spoken out against the neglect of nearly two million Indonesian overseas workers, urging the government to take stringent sanctions against employment agencies who break the law.Father Paulus Siswantoko, executive secretary of Indonesian bishops' Commission for Justice, Peace and Pastoral for Migrant People, said the government must take action against illegal agents and provide workers with education and related skills."The government must create a policy to protect migrant workers so the number of those facing abuse will not increase every year," Father Siswantoko said.
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