The Indonesian government asked the Malaysian government to provide guarantees to continue guarding the case of the death of an Indonesian migrant worker from East Nusa Tenggara, Adelina Jemira Sao, who was allegedly tortured by her three employers before she died on 11 February. The Director of ProtectionofIndonesian CitizensandLegal Entities of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday (15/2/2018) stated that Indonesia asked the Malaysian government to give justice for Adelina and give heavy penalties to the perpetrators.
"There is no need to open compensation. She obviously has got full compensation from the agent, but not from her employer. But since this is a legal process, surely we will ask for the compensation from the employers from the court process," Muhamad Iqbal said.
Furthermore Muhamad Iqbal added that both Indonesia and Malaysia saw the death case of the 29-year-old woman as a tragedy. Since post mortem results on Adelina's body have been issued by the Malaysian authorities on Thursday, February 15th, the repatriation of the body will soon be done. According to Iqbal, his side has been communicating intensively with the family of the deceased which is represented by Adelina’s uncle and her father, who are ready to receive the body at her hometown. (KBRN/RETNO/AHM)