Indonesian delegation in Bahrain to review lifting ban on domestic workers
Manama, March 6 (PNA/Xinhua) — An Indonesian delegation is in Bahrain on Sunday to study the possibility to lift the ban on domestic workers imposed in 2015.
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Osama bin Abdulla Al-Absi highlighted in a statement on Sunday released by Bahrain News Agency that the delegation accepted to reconsider the ban decision imposed on Bahrain after learning about the efforts to protect migrant workers and fight human trafficking.
Indonesia stopped in 2015 sending its nationals to work as domestic helps in 21 countries, most of them in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and UAE.
Al-Absi highlighted that there are 12,343 Indonesians working in Bahrain, majority of them work as domestic workers, representing 94 percent of total Indonesian workforce.
Bahrain is dedicated to opening new recruitment markets to meet the high demands for foreign workers in various sectors, especially after this week decision of the Bangladeshi Embassy to stop new permissions for its nationals to work in Bahrain until their living and working conditions are improved. (PNA/Xinhua)