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Integrated services for Indonesian nationals

Lyna Mohamad

The Indonesian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam provided integrated service for Indonesian citizens and migrant workers residing and working in Kuala Belait on Saturday and Sunday, to assist them on consular, immigration and employment issues.

Chargé d’Affaires Ad Interim at the Indonesian Embassy Irwan Iding said, “Integrated services like these are an outreach effort that we do to reach a wider range of Indonesian citizens and migrant workers in one place outside our embassy.”

He added, “Providing information of legal matters is crucial to understanding Bruneian laws and procedures to ensure no Indonesian citizens get caught up in legal issues in Brunei.”

More than 100 Indonesian nationals attended the event at V-Plaza Hotel.

The coordinator of Protocol and Consular Functions, the Labour Attaché of the Indonesian Embassy and representative of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) were present to assist the attendees.

Also present were representatives from law firm Yusof Halim & Partners that frequently helps the embassy resolve cases faced by Indonesian workers.

Rita from Kuala Belait said, “This initiative is really helpful to those who live far from Brunei-Muara District. The Indonesian Embassy ought to carry out the event every three months.”

To date, there are more than 4,000 Indonesian nationals living and working in Kuala Belait as labourers, domestic workers, restaurant servers, workshop mechanics, sailors, and professionals in the oil and gas sector.

Embassy officials at work. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD