[Indonesia Report] 5 Indonesian workers killed by Malaysian police

Indonesians protest to stop violence towards Indonesian migrant workers (Photo: http://news.okezone.com)

Malaysian police in Perak shot five of Indonesian migrant workers, last week.

The report came from Antara News Agency interview with one of the victims’ wife.

According to The Jakarta Globe, Malaysian local media reported the five immigrant workers were allegedly took part on a robbery attempt.

Joni, Osnan, Hamid, Diden and Mahno were Indonesian immigrant workers, working in a plantation in Malaysia.

“Last Friday I heard on the news that my husband, and four other plantation workers, died,” Devi, Joni’s wife, said.

She got the news of her husband’s death from Mahno’s wife who is living in Malaysia.

“He was shot by Malaysian police when he was waiting for shuttle after work,” Devi told.

According to Devi, she received a text message from her husband at 11 a.m. saying that he was on his way home.

“But afterward I did not hear any news,” Devi said. Until then she got the news that her husband was killed by police shot.

Joni’s remains were being held at the Raja Permaisuri Bainoon Hospital in Ipoh.

“I hope my husband’s body will be returned soon, whatever the condition is,” she said.

In March, three migrant workers were shot at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Rumor has it that they were victims of organ trafficking.

In June, Malaysian police killed another three migrant workers. 

According to the police, they were allegedly involved in a robbery attempt.

Meidyana Rayana Intern Reporter news@theasian.asia

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