KNews.id- Head of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) Komjen Pol. Boy Rafli Amar said that Indonesian migrant workers (PMI) who work in developed countries are prone to exposure to radical views.
In a statement received in Jakarta, Saturday, February 18 2023, Boy said the vulnerability was because many radical narratives were spread via social media and in developed countries they had easy access to the internet. Thus, it is considered easy for PMI to access radical content.
“Migrant workers are quite vulnerable to exposure to radicalism. This is considering that there are many radical narrative contents on social media, while migrant workers in developed countries find it easier to access the internet,” said Boy.
He mentioned the most recent case that occurred in January, when a PMI was deported from Singapore because he was suspected of being exposed to radical views. Boy explained that the Indonesian citizen was deported because he continued to spread radical content on social media. “This confirms that anyone, including migrant workers, can be exposed to radicalism.”