TAWAU May 3, 2012: The Indonesian consul in Tawau Muhammad Soleh is asking the Malaysian government to continue allowing Indonesian workers, here, to bring along their families, specifically in Tawau.
“The Malaysian and state governments need to allow Indonesian workers to bring along their families as it is a basic need,” he told reporters after opening a Community Learning Centre at the Apas Balung Plantation here, yesterday.
According to Mohammad Soleh, the move would benefit the economy of Sabah as there were 130,000 Indonesian in Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau alone.
He said the workers would also be able to focus on their work and this would boost productivity.
On the upgrading of the Tawau consul office to a full consulate, he said it would boost the management of documentations of Indonesian citizens.
the joint initiative with the consulate which started operations in February was part of SLDB's social responsibility.
the agency would be opening another community learning centre CLC in Keningau (interior of Sabah) soon for their Indonesian workforce there.
SLDB Kota Kinabalu Human Resource head Syaheddrul R Joddari