Indonesian President Widodo vows to stop sending unskilled labor abroad

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The recent case of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, an Indonesian maid that was abused by her employer in Hong Kong has sparked outrage and prompted the Indonesian President to plan to stop sending maids abroad.
CCTV’s Andy Saputra reported this story from Jakarta.

Highlights:

  • Sulistyaningsih was battered, bruised and threatened to be killed while working as a maid in Hong Kong.
  • She was forced to work 20 hours a day, beaten with a fist, vacuum cleaners and had her head slammed against the wall everyday for 8 months.
  • The employer, Law Wan-tung , has been found guilty of abusing the maid.
  • Erwiana was in constant fear, unfortunately her experience was not an isolated incident
  • An estimated 4.3 million women driven by poverty, risk their lives to work abroad
  • Indonesian president Joko Widodo has pledged to stop sending unskilled labor by 2017
Indonesian President Widodo vows to stop sending unskilled labor abroad

Indonesian President Widodo vows to stop sending unskilled labor abroad

The recent case of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, an Indonesian maid that was abused by her employer in Hong Kong has sparked outrage and prompted the Indonesian President to plan to stop sending maids abroad. CCTV's Andy Saputra reported this story from Jakarta.