為在港印尼移工爭取公義!停止國家在印尼的鎮壓!Justice for Indonesian Migrant Workers and the Indonesian Journalist Hong Kong! Stop State Repression in Indonesia!

來自印尼移工網絡的我們(Jaringan Buruh Migran Indonesia/JBMI)對香港的政治危機對在
港印尼移工造成的負面影響表達關注。我們更加對印尼政府就我們的同胞在港所受的苦難
的不作為而憤怒及強烈遣責。

自從 2019年6月上旬,當一系列的群眾示威在香港開展,印尼移工受害於以下情況:

• 有印尼移工收受每日三千元參與反送中條例示威及被捕的假新聞的散播。令情況更
壞的是,一個印尼領事館職員以她的個人面書賬號傳播這假新聞,更在沒有查證那
假新聞的真確性及來源的情況下就責備那位聲稱被捕的印尼移工。
• 印尼國旗及穆斯林的圖像及符號被用於網上及社交媒體的宣傳而引發印尼移民社群
間更多的混淆、困擾及衝突。
• 有些不好的僱主以示威為借口而不容許他們的移民家務工在每周逢星期日的休息日
。這不單只損害了移工的勞工權益,更妨礙了她們十分需要的休息及跟她們的親友
的交往。
• 在10月1日,一位駐港的印尼傳媒工作者在灣仔區採訪示威行動時眼部中槍而嚴重
受傷。

即使訊息來源不絕,印尼政府在這危機之中,並沒有採取任何實在的行動,為我們的權益
提供足夠的保障。印尼領事館只定期地在它們的面書上以印尼國語發放訊息,大多都只是
呼籲在港的印尼社群保持冷靜。它們並沒有嘗試去調查假新聞的來源,找出作惡者及使其
負上應有責任。它們更沒有為防止在港印尼移民被進一步抹黑,而向香港主流傳媒發出公
開聲明澄清及駁斥那聲稱有收取報酬的印尼示威者的謠言。

對於需要要求香港僱主去保衛印尼移工基本權益,即每周一天休息天,印尼政府從沒有做
過任何事,甚至沒有設立一條電話熱線去接受查詢或投訴。再者,印尼政府更沒有使用其

外交渠道去要求香港政府去調查、確認及起訴那名開槍射向執行職務中的印尼傳媒工作者
的警察,沒有為該名傳媒工作者尋求公義和恰當的補償。

面對這一切,印尼領事館面對其海外國民的態度,難道就是故意忽視和文過飾非?印尼海
外國民有絕大部份都是移工,這些移工大都是人口販賣、虐待、錯誤監禁甚至是死刑的受
害者。只有當印尼海外國民遇上的事件,吸引了國際關注,領事館才會認真處理。印尼政
府出手拯救其國民,往往都只是因為政治或經濟利益,而非捍衛其海外國民的權利和福祉

最後,我們強烈譴責印尼政府的暴政和對人民的壓制。現時印尼的人民正在受苦:天災、
跨國公司活動而帶來的霧霾、害苦窮人的政策和國家恐怖主義。很清楚地,印尼政府選擇
去保護外資的利益而非國民的權益,而印尼國民正因財團大規模盲搶地而失去生計和將來
。同時,為人民而鬥爭的社會運動者和人權捍衛者,就要面對政治滋擾、誹謗、非法拘捕
和折磨甚至殺害。

基於以上的原因,我們嚴正呼籲印尼政府必須捍衛國內外的國民權益,而非只看見外資和
精英階層的政治與經濟利益。

 
We in the Network of Indonesian Migrant Workers (Jaringan Buruh Migran Indonesia/JBMI) express our concern with the negative effects of the political crisis in Hong Kong to the Indonesian migrant workers. We are all the more angered and we strongly condemn the Indonesian Government’s inaction to the sufferings of our compatriots here in Hong Kong.
Since the early part of June 2019 when the series of mass protests started in Hong Kong, Indonesian migrant workers have been unfairly victimised by the following:

 Proliferation of fake news maliciously claiming that an Indonesian domestic worker was arrested and paid HK$3000 a day to take part in the anti-extradition bill protest. To make the matter worst, this fake news was circulated by an Indonesian Consulate staff using her personal facebook account and publicly put the blame against the alleged arrested Indonesian migrant without even verifying the authenticity and source of the said fake news.

 Images of Indonesian flag and Islamic symbols were being circulated in online and in the social media causing further confusion, dismay, and conflict among the members of the Indonesian migrant community.

 Some bad employers took advantage of the protests and use it to deny their domestic workers their weekly rest day during Sundays. This not only violated the labour rights of the Indonesian migrants, it also prevented them from taking their much needed rest and from taking their time to socialise with friends and relatives.

 Last October 1 st , an Indonesian journalist based in Hong Kong was shot and was seriously wounded in the eye while covering the protest action near Wanchai area.
Despite the widespread reports, the Indonesian government has not taken any concrete measure to ensure adequate protection of our rights in this time of crisis. The Indonesian consulate only released regular facebook posts in Indonesian language in their facebook page mostly calling for calm among the Indonesian community in the city. They did not even attempt to investigate the source of the fake news, identify the perpetrator and make them accountable. They did not issue any public statement to Hong Kong’s mainstream media to clarify and officially refute the rumours about on the so-called
paid Indonesian protesters in order to avoid further stigmatisation of the Indonesian in Hong Kong.

The Consulate did not even lift a finger to call on the Hong Kong employers to guarantee the Indonesian migrant workers’ basic right to weekly a rest day. Not even a special hotline created to accommodate such inquiries or complaints. On top of that, the Indonesian government did not even use its diplomatic channel to call on the Hong Kong government to investigate, identify and prosecute the gunman in the case of the Indonesian reporter who was shot while on duty to ensure justice and
adequate compensation to the victim.

Neglect and cover-up have been the attitute of Indonesian government towards its nationals abroad-majority are migrant workers – who are victims of abuse, human trafficking, wrongful imprisonment and with some even ending up in death-row. Most often, the Indonesian government will only take the issues faced by Indonesian migrants seriously when these issues are attracting more international attention. The government ineterested to save its “face” in order to protect its economic and political interests, not really to defend the rights and welfare of its nationals abroad.

Finally, we strongly condemn the repression and tyranny of the Indonesian government towards its people in Indonesia who are currently suffering from natural disasters, smog coming the forest fire caused by transnational corporations’ “activities”, anti-poor people policies and state terrorism.

Clearly, the Indonesian government has choosen to protect the interests of foreign investors over its own people who have suffered the most due to land-grabbing, loss of livelihood and their future.

Meanwhile, activists and human rights defenders who have stood for the people’s interests are subjected to political harassment, vilification, illegal arrests and torture, and killings.

With these, we are calling on the Indonesian government to uphold justice for its people inside and outside the country and to act in their favour over the economic and political interest of the elites’ and big foreign businesses in Indonesia.

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