DEPORTEES: “WE ARE TREATED LIKE ANIMALS”
The launching of Fact Finding Mission Report:
“The condition of deported Indonesian migrants during the period of Covid-19 from Sabah, Malaysia to Indonesia (December 2019-September 2020)”
Koalisi Buruh Migran Berdaulat (KBMB) investigated the condition of Indonesian migrant workers who were massively deported from Sabah, Malaysia between December 2019 and September 2020. Since January 2020, more than 1400 Indonesian migrant workers have been deported after cruel and inhuman detention in Sabah Immigration Detention Centre (Pusat Tahanan Sementara/PTS).
The investigation was carried out by interviewing more than 43 deportees (21 male, 20 female, and 2 children) originated from Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara, and West Nusa Tenggara. The deportees’ testimonies indicate the practice of torture and other cruel and inhumane treatment or punishment in the Sabah Immigration Detention Centre happen systematically and on an immense scale.
The arrest and deportation of Indonesian migrants from Sabah is still increasing. The migrants are detained in overcrowded detention centres in different districts in Sabah, running a risk of being infected by Covid-19 and other diseases.
We cordially invite you to participate in the webinar to discuss the fact finding mission report “The condition of deported Indonesian migrants during the period of Covid-19 from Sabah, Malaysia to Indonesia (December 2019-September 2020)”.
Date : Wednesday, 7 Oktober 2020
Time : 10.00-12.00 (Jakarta time) / 11.00-13.00 (Kuala Lumpur time)
Language : Indonesian (Translation into English is provided)
Registration : http://bit.ly/KBMB (Zoom application)
Koalisi Buruh Migran Berdaulat (KBMB):
1. Musdalifah Jamal, Coordinator of Koalisi Buruh Migran Berdaulat
2. Abu Mufakhir, Fact Finding Team of the Koalisi Buruh Migran Berdaulat
Discussion and comment:
1. Mohammad Choirul Anam, Commissioner of National Commission of Human Rights, Indonesia (Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia/Komnas HAM)
2. Jerald Joseph, Commissioner of Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia/SUHAKAM).
3. Benny Ramdhani, Head of Indonesian Migrant Protection Body (Badan Perlindungan Pekerja Migran Indonesia/BP2MI).
4. Asfinawati, Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia /YLBHI).
Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at +6285255053722 (Nurismi Ramadhani).
Koalisi Buruh Migran Berdaulat (KBMB)