Immigration detains two Chinese working illegally at Bengkulu power plant

Immigration detains two Chinese working illegally at Bengkulu power plant

Immigration. (ANTARANews/Ferliansyah)

Bengkulu (ANTARA News) - Two Chinese men were detained by the Bengkulu Immigration Office on grounds of working illegally at the Teluk Sepang Steam Power Plant.

"Two workers from China have been questioned in connection with valid documents," Bengkulu Immigration Office`s spokesperson Markus Lenggo noted here on Monday.

The two Chinese nationals were arrested during an impromptu inspection conducted by the Manpower Department of Bengkulu City on Friday (Jan 5) to check the foreign workers` status at the steam power plant`s site.

The status of the two Chinese men had yet to confirmed, as apparently some Chinese citizens working at the power plant were officially listed, Lenggo noted.

Earlier, Head of the Bengkulu City Manpower Department Munarwan Syaiful noted that the two Chinese men were caught while cutting iron at the project`s site and had failed to present the necessary documents.

"They were hired by PT Sinohydro that is involved in the construction of the steam power plant," he noted.

Syaiful suspects there are other Chinese workers at the site who do not have valid documents; hence, further measures will be undertaken along with the Bengkulu Province Manpower Department and Immigration Office.

(T.A060/INE)
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