Anggaran perlindungan TKI Rp96.000/orang pertahun

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Kementerian Luar Negeri (Kemlu) Indonesia menyatakan anggaran yang disiapkan pemerintah untuk melindungi tenaga kerja Indonesia (TKI) di luar negeri untuk 2010-2014 hanya Rp96.000/orang/tahun. “Pemerintah menyiapkan dana sekitar Rp1,2 triliun untuk melindungi tenaga kerja Indonesia (TKI) di luar negeri selama 2010 sampai 2014 dan dibutuhkan komitmen yang kuat dari pemegang kekuasaan agar dana tersebut tetap ada pada… Continue reading

Himsataki: perlindungan TKI lemah karena ketidakmampuan pemerintah

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Himpunan Pengusaha Jasa TKI menilai masih adanya kasus TKI yang teraniaya dan tidak terbela disebabkan ketidakmampuan pemerintah melindungi warganya sebagaimana yang disyaratkan peraturan-perundangan. “Dia mengingatkan pemerintah tidak boleh melarang warganya bekerja di mana saja, baik di dalam maupun di luar negeri dan kewajiban pemerintah pula untuk melindunginya,” kata Ketua Bidang Informasi dan Sosialisasi DPP Himsataki Ali… Continue reading

Disabled people seek fortune in tourism

A recently introduced special tourism tour initiated by a local NGO working with people with disabilities has proved that physical and sensory limitations could not limit one’s aspirations for a better life and self. Made Subrata smiled as he turned off the engine of the specially designed sidecar scooter, which is part of the fleet for the tour. These scooters… Continue reading

Kadin to develop training program to boost entrepreneurs

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) says it will adopt its West Java chapter’s “success story” in developing student and novice entrepreneurs in other regions nationwide, in an attempt to boost the number of entrepreneurs in the country. Didik J. Rachbini, the chairman of Kadin’s Economic Study, Research and Development Center, said in a discussion in Jakarta on… Continue reading

Business people seek more say in city minimum wage policy

Businesspeople have demanded that Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo involve them more in creating public policies and programs related to their businesses. Deputy chairman of the Jakarta office of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), Sarman Simanjorang, said on Wednesday that the new administration paid little attention to them. Sarman said on the sidelines of Kadin’s annual provincial leadership… Continue reading