Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in response to reports that an Indonesian domestic helper (ART) was detained in Singapore for allegedly killing his employer.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, said the government would assist migrant workers who are undergoing legal processes in other countries.
“If an Indonesian citizen becomes a defendant, especially if he is threatened with the death penalty, the Indonesian representative will provide legal assistance,” said Teuku via text message to CNNIndonesia.comSaturday (30/4).
Teuku said that his party was still checking the progress of the case. However, he ensured that the government would fulfill the rights of migrant workers.
“Usually it is ensured that their rights are fulfilled, including legal assistance,” he said.
Previously, the Singapore police received a report of the death of a resident in a flat on Bishan Street 23, Thursday (28/4). The police found a man named Low Hoon Cheong lying on the floor.
The medical team said Low had died. The police also arrested S, who worked as a household member in the house.
Case S has entered the trial. He appeared at the Singapore District Court via video from the detainee, and was assisted by an interpreter.
S is currently undergoing a psychiatric examination and the trial will be held again next month. If convicted of murder, he will face the death penalty.