Hospital Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

The body of a 34-year-old Indonesian migrant worker who died from a viral infection of the brain at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HPL) in Malaysia late last month will finally be sent home.

Amintyas Wahyudi, who came from Klompangan village in Jember, East Java, died on May 27, 2018, The Jakarta Post reported.

The body of Amintyas had been kept in the hospital for more than 14 days as his family could not afford to pay the 7,000-ringgit (US$1,755) medical bill. With help from the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, who helped pay 1,500 ringgit, and the Jember Administration, which settled the remaining 5,500 ringgits, his body will now be returned to his hometown.

Jember regent Faida, who had been upset by the slow progress of returning the man’s body, flew to Malaysia on Monday night to assist the retrieval herself. The family will now finally receive the body and hold a funeral.

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