Indonesia to compensate executed woman's family

Indonesia to compensate executed woman's family
Desi Sri Rahayu, the ten-year-old daughter of Karni Binti Medi Tarsim, an Indonesian domestic worker executed in Saudi Arabia, with her father Darpin at their home in Brebes in central Java on April 17, 2015.

A delegation from the Manpower Ministry and the Association of Labor Export Companies (Apjati) will make a visit to the family of Karni Tarsim, an Indonesian migrant worker who was executed last Thursday in Saudi Arabia for murdering her employer.

The director general for overseas labour placement and protection affairs at the ministry, Reyna Usman, said she would lead a delegation representing the government and labour-supplying companies to visit Karni's family in Brebes, Central Java, on Saturday.

"The government will provide a donation to express its solidarity with Karni and simultaneously call on locals not to send unqualified workers to work overseas," she told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Apjati chairman Ayub Basalamah said his association would donate Rp 10 billion (S$1.04 million) to Karni's family and provide scholarships to her only son for an elementary and secondary school education.

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