In the past two months, there were so many violence cases reported by news paper or television. House wife was killed by her husband, Husband burnt his wife for resisting to make love to him, a maid pass away in a hospital after months of torture by her employer while her colleague worker at the same house also suffered physical abuse, were just a few that were caught by news media.
Just this week, again we were presented with domestic violence case, but this time coming from overseas, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to be precise. The house maid from Indonesia was forced by her employer to work for 20 hours a day without pay and she was physically abused with many evidence on her body. She was rescued by a fireman from the apartment's balcony at the 12th floor after she attempted to run away from her employer, who leave on the 15th floor, using rag and cloth as rope. This, by the way, was not the first time we heard this kind of news from overseas.
Indonesia is the fifth largest country in the world by population. Even though much have been done to educate the population, still there are so many Indonesian who do not have the opportunity to go for an intermediate education not to mention the higher education. Poverty is one of the root cause, even though the government had passed on decree for free education on the primary school. Yet, there are still many family who were forced to let their children to work at early age, just to earn some extra money to help their family. So, not surprising that you could encounter children at the traffic light junction begging for money to pedestrian and motorist passing by.
Sadly to say, there are still so many homework to do, but the government and the legislators are more concern on how to win the election rather than winning the heart of their people.