Wednesday, May 08, 2013


If you expect to read critic or comments on Iron Man 3 the 2013 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, you’d better skip my blog. Aside from the Iron Man movie,  Yuki Irawan is probably one of the most sought after celebrity lately.  Right before the launching of Iron man 3 and the labour day, the confinement factory worker in  Lebak Wangi was unfolded.  Yuki Irawan was accused of conducting slavery.

About 25 people were forced to work from 06.00 to 24.00. During the long working hours, only lunch and dinner were provided. At nite, they were transported in a locked van to a 8 x 6 square meters room to rest on a piece of traditional matras.  The only available toilet is the  dirty and smelly space. Television set or air controller such  as fan are the luxury that the factory does not recognize. Some of them suffer from severe skin desease, for the only clothes are  the one that they wear day and night.  Terror and insults are on their daily menu.  Tempo, 8 May 2013 has covered a testimony of workers whose hands are full of cuts and bruises because they worked too slow and the guard punished them by throwing chemical substance to their hands. Mind you, they are unpaid workers.

Yuki Irawan , the frying pan man,deserves to  be nominated as the iron man 4  for being public eye opener to the public and provide access to question the performance of the government and the related groups and parties. Ministry of ManPower and Transmigration, the Labour Union, and many other pressure groups associated with labour are giving comments and throwing critics to the incident.  Nice to hear all the statements, but the main question: where have you all been?  You were the chosen ones who are expectted to do your job instead of focusing on media coverage.

Yuki and all his senseless and foolish deeds is a blessing in disquise. Unless this iron man releases his movie, the public would not get a peek on the performance of all the chosen men.  I personally believe Yuki is not the  only Iron man. There are some if not many. I  might be wrong and only time can  tell.


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