There are some 165,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg There are some 165,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
There are some 165,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Ramadha Valentine and Dimas Permadi

Why Indonesia and Hong Kong must resolve issues faced by domestic workers

  • News of hardships by domestic workers in the Chinese city dominates coverage of Hong Kong’s ties with Indonesia, which span trade, investment and tourism
  • The case of Yuli Riswati, who was deported for overstaying her visa, has also sparked concern

There are some 165,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg There are some 165,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
There are some 165,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
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Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is an academic at Universitas Islam Indonesia and is a researcher associate at Jakarta-based Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF). His research focuses on China's foreign policy in Indonesia and the Middle East. He completed his PhD on the Belt and Road Initiatives in the Gulf at the University of Manchester in 2018.