Jakarta: The Directorate-General of Immigration and the Malaysian Immigration Office (JIM) agreed to strengthen immigration cooperation.
The issue was discussed during the Indonesia-Malaysia Immigration Consultation Meeting in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
"The discussion mostly focused on a number of immigration issues, including management of border areas," the spokesperson of the Directorate-General of Immigration Sam Fernando said here on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
The meeting also discussed protection of citizens, especially migrant workers and their families. The meeting also discussed a number of cooperation agreements, including joint training and capacity building for immigration officials of the two countries.
Sam added that the delgations also talked about the issue of Foreigners Without Permits (PATI). Sam stressed that the Directorate-General of Immigration is committed to protecting Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia.
According to Sam, the meeting also discussed the handling of the repatriation of Indonesians who have legal problems in Malaysia. Moreover, The meeting also discussed the issue of human trafficking and strategic cooperation that could be implemented in the future.
The meeting was attended by the Director-General of Immigration at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Ronny F. Sompie and the Chairperson of the JIM Dato Indera Khairul Dzaimee Bin Daud.