Together with Abiyoso Center, Jumi Gets Her Hope Back
CIMAHI (August 29, 2022) - Abiyoso Center Cimahi received a troubled migrant worker named Jumiati Hasan last Saturday (6/8). She previously worked as an Indonesian Migrant Worker (TKI) in Bukit Mertajan, Malaysia for approximately 6 months.
To change the fate of the family by working abroad, it turns out that Jumi has to be tortured by her employer. “They have beaten me four times, even though I have taken good care of their children. First, I kept quiet because I knew I had no family in Malaysia. The second, and the third, I also just endure it. I'm angry and sad, but I'm still trying to take care of their children," said the woman who was born in Beringin Jaya, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra 22 years ago.
Jumi migrated to Malaysia in early December 2021 with the help of one of her friends. According to her, all the needs of her trip to Malaysia at that time were borne by the agency.
However, her salary for the first three months of service will be deducted to be paid to the agency.
"My first employer was very good, his children too," said Jumi.
Just a month after Jumi worked, the employer, who was elderly with a serious illness, died, so the agency sent her to another employer. While working for this second employer, she was often tortured. She was often beaten because she was thought to be incompetent in cleaning the house, even though according to her, it was the work of another maid. "The employer doesn't want to look the house dirty. If the other maid finishes cooking, it's dirty again, I'm the one to blame. That maid was not scolded.”
One night, Jumi was again tortured which finally made her unable to take it anymore. The next day, when the house is empty, she runs away. When she realized she didn't know where to go, she just sat on the side of the road, wailing. Luckily, some residents cared and took her to the police station. After making reports and completing administrative matters, the authorities went to Jumi's employer's house to confiscate Jumi's cell phone and passport which the employer had detained.
After further investigation, it seems that Jumi went to Malaysia using the services of illegal migrant workers. Because of that, she was detained for a month in the Bukit Mertajan court prison, Malaysia. After a month, she was then handed over to the immigration authorities for further repatriation to Indonesia.