Unsatisfactory. Reform is Impeded by the Bureaucracy
On 2 August 2006, the President of the Republic of Indonesia (RI), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, issued Presidential Decree No. 6/2006 concerning the Reform on the System of the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (TKI) in Foreign Country. This Instruction was directed to two Coordinating Ministers, nine Ministers, the Chief of Police, and to Governors and District Heads/Mayors.1 The President instructed these officials to take all the necessary actions according to their respective duties, functions, and authority to reform the system of the placement and protection of TKI. On the one hand, the issuance of the Presidential Decree above can be considered as a breakthrough in solving the deadlock in the system for the protection of TKI. On the other hand, it can also be considered as a ‘panicky response’ that incorporates the ideas that were already included in previous regulations into this reform idea. One of the forms of evidence of this ‘panicky response’ is apparent in the appendix of this Presidential Decree that gives duties to National Authority for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers (BNP2TKI); despite the fact that this institution is nowhere to be seen. BNP2TKI is an institution mandated by Law No. 39/2004 concerning the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Foreign Country (PPTKILN).
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