Free from poverty

Kompas – November 3, 2012
Free from poverty

Signs reads Dignity, Corruption, (Malaysian) Ringgit. Bumper reads National Unity Cabinet Volume 2.

Migrant worker: There’s no need to talk about dignity Mr! We just want to be free from poverty!

While it likes to indulge in displays of diplomatic outrage each time a new case of migrant worker abuse hits the news, the government continues to ignore the root cause of the problem – the lack of employment opportunities driving poor Indonesians to work in poorly paid and menial jobs overseas.