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Vice president to receive Adam Malik Award

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME,GMT+7,08.09.2017

Vice President Jusuf Kalla will receive the Adam Malik Award in recognition of his key role in a peace agreement between the Government of Indonesia and the separatist Free Aceh Movement. Adam Malik’s daughter Antarini remarked on Thursday that they were planning to hold the event to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Adam Malik. The Adam Malik Award ceremony will be held in October or November at the Pancasila Building, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta.

“We want to appreciate the best Indonesians with Adam Malik Award. This time we give it to Mr. Jusuf Kalla as a father of national reconciliation, due to his contribution to the peace between Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement GAM” Antarini said.

In addition, Antarini cited other figures who had played a role in the peace agreement between the government of Indonesia and the separatist Free Aceh Movement, including former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and former minister of justice and human rights Hamid Awaludin as Indonesias representative in the Helsinki negotiations. The selection of the recipients of the Adam Malik Award was made by the Adam Malik Center team comprising observers of international relations, diplomats, and academics from several universities in Indonesia. Adam Malik was Indonesias foreign minister from 1966 to 1977 and vice president from 1978 until March of 1983. (rizki/trans: r)


Indonesian ambassador proposes moratorium on sending domestic workers to Malaysia

Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Rusdi Kirana has proposed a moratorium, or temporary suspension, on sending domestic workers from Indonesia to Malaysia. Kirana will follow up on the proposal by sending a letter to Indonesian Minister of Manpower Hanif Dhakiri in accordance with official procedures to implement a moratorium on sending domestic workers to Malaysia. The moratorium is being issued mainly due to salary deductions ranging from 300 to 400 Malaysian ringgit for six months made by agents against domestic workers. According to Kirana, if the salary deductions continue, it will affect the workers performance and their welfare. Problems related to domestic workers are more likely to affect bilateral relations between Indonesia and Malaysia as compared to issues of formal workers. Taking this fact into account, Kirana emphasized that Indonesia should send its formal labor force to avoid problems in future. According to data from the Indonesian Consulate General in Kuala Lumpur, some 70 complaints are lodged daily by domestic workers. As of August 2017, some 230 thousand Indonesians worked in Malaysias domestic sector. (Antara)

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