Interactive dialogue between Indonesian migrant leaders and legislative candidates for 2019 Indonesian election

Sun 24 Feb 2019
12:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration from 12:00 – 13:00)


Hui Pun Hing Lecture Hall (Library Extension 1), Library Extension Building, Main Campus, University of Hong Kong

For the first time in Indonesia’s history, a National General Election will be held for the president and members of the parliament on 17 April 2019. It is estimated that more than 190 million Indonesian citizens are eligible to vote. This includes those who are currently working in 130 countries. This event aims to strengthen the participation of Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong in Indonesia’s upcoming election.

In previous elections, participation by migrant workers has been relatively low due to the lack of information on political candidates and the lack of protection afforded to migrant workers by the Indonesian government. This event hopes to strengthen migrant workers’ political participation by facilitating communication between Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong and Indonesian legislative candidates for the upcoming election.

Organized by Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU), Network of Indonesian Migrant Workers (JBMI) and the Department of Sociology (HKU)

Mr. Leo Chow (Email: Phone/WhatsApp: 6142 6161)
Dr. Julie Ham (Email:

This event will be conducted mainly in Bahasa. However, Bahasa-English interpretation can be provided upon request. If you require interpretation, please contact Leo or Julie before February 24.

Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU), Network of Indonesian Migrant Workers (JBMI) and the Department of Sociology (HKU)

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