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Aceh Governor Calls on Faster Flash Flood Mitigation

VOI NEWS 17.4.2017  09:00 Local Time GMT+7

Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah demanded all related agencies to speed up the process of flash flood mitigation in Southeast Aceh. He stated on Saturday (15/4) that social agencies and other related institutions have to provide immediate aids in order to meet all the basic needs of the victims. The governor instructed Aceh Disaster and Mitigation Agency (BPBA) to immediately collect data of all building damages. Furthermore, Zaini Abdullah demanded all related institutions to report everything on after flood handling. He ordered to provide great care to all of the victims and the evacuees. In addition, the latest data (15/4) provided by the Disaster and Mitigation Agency revealed that 812 families or 3501 people had to be evacuated due to damages to their houses. Evacuation sites are spread across several locations namely Lawe Sigala-gala market, HKI church, Lawe Sigala-gala precinct, the house of Sigala II village chief, Desa Lawe Lawe Tua joint post and another post in Suka Makmur village and a mosque in Seumadam disrict. The agency has also distributed logistic supplies. They also provided a car water tank and a car to distribute the supplies ready to use in need. (tempo)


20 Illegal Indonesian Migrant Workers Arrested in Malaysia

Indonesian Consulate confirmed that dozens of illegal Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) were arrested by Merin Tawau Police of Sabah, Malaysia on April 13, 2017. Indonesian Consulate in Tawau Krisnha Djaelani through his short message to Tempo.co over the weekend stated that 20 illegal TKI were arrested by Merin police, Malaysia when they entered the country without using a legal immigration document (passport). The migrant workers, consisting of 11 men and 9 women, were captured when Merin police held a patrol in Wallace Bay of Sebatik Island (Malaysia). The police spotted a suspicious boat coming from Nunukan heading to Kalabakan area of Sabah. Once this case was revealed, he sent a letter to Merin Tawau police to meet the workers and provide protection. Krisnha Djaelani said that Indonesian Consulate in Tawau has requested access to meet the workers, but no access has been granted. He intends to offer legal aid as soon as he gains approval from the police. (tempo)

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