Friday, May 1, 2009

Registration of more Indonesians underway

Indonesian workers and their dependants undergoing a registration process.

KENINGAU: Some 1,600 Indonesian workers and their dependants in the district were registered to pave way for them to obtain their passports.

The exercise held at Dewan Arked tamu ground on Sunday was carried out by the Indonesian consulate with the assistance of Juta Teguh employment agency.

According to the agency managing director Abdul Ghani Abdul Jamal, they hoped to register another 2,000 workers and their dependants.

“In two weeks’ time, we will have another registration exercise,” he said and urged employers to allow their Indonesian workers to go for the exercise.

Among the companies whose workers were registered were Focus Lumber, Veracity Corporation and Goodstead and more than 100 self-employed individuals hiring maids and farmhands.

Acting consul-general for Kota Kinabalu, Rudhito Widagdo and his assistant, Umbara Setiawan were present to monitor the exercise. Ghani said a similar activity will be conducted in the East Coast.

Employers requiring more details on the exercise may call 087334454.

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