Foreign Workers Under Scrutiny
The Ombudsman and the government insist their respective data on illegal foreign workers is accurate. Foreign workers are suspected of exploiting Indonesia's mild visitor visa requirements.
Virtue Dragon Nickel Industry's two-page letter to the manpower ministry and the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), dated April 25, 2017, proves the company has illegally employed foreign workers. In the document, the company requested both agencies' discretion so that it may employ 1,750 foreigners while waiting for its foreign workers employment permit (IMTA) to be issued.
"We obtained the document from manpower services there (in Southeast Su...