Polemic of the investigation result of Taiwanese parliement member, Ko Chihen against an internship practice in Hsing Wu university at the end of 2018 on THE alleged forced labor against 300 Indonesian students until now becomes a major concern in Indonesia. The Indonesian government through its representatives in Taiwan and the Taiwanese government, are still carrying out serious investigation regarding the report. Director of the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Indonesian Legal Entity, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, in Jakarta on Tuesday (1/8) said that the government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Technology Research and Higher Education, agreed to re-mapping the scheme of internship program to Taiwan which currently refers to many policies issued by a number of stakeholders. Lalu Muhammad Iqbal explained that the number of internship schemes are recognized as bringing an effect in the absence of a single monitoring system.
“There are schemes initiated by the province, there are schemes under the research technology and high education ministry, there are also schemes under the foundations. We need to re-arrange it. We and the Ministry of Research Technology and High Education agreed to map it again, to make a better management,” said Lalu Muhamad Iqbal.
On the other hand, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal stated that Indonesia will ask further to Ko Chihen, related to the results of his investigation report on alleged "forced labor" involving hundreds of Indonesian students at Hsing Wu university. According to Iqbal since the investigation result was published Indonesian government have not received similar report from Indonesian students. (KBRN/RETNO//NK)