Indonesian maids will be in Malaysia in October

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian employers can expect the long wait for domestic workers from Indonesia to end this month.

Indonesian Embassy labour attache Agus Triyanto told Antara news agency that plans were in the works to lift the ban on sending the workers to Malaysia.

The remarks were published in the Jakarta Post yesterday. Agus was quoted as saying both governments had come to terms over several issues, including regulations to allow workers to keep their passports, a mandatory one-day off per week and matters on workers' salaries.

“Task force teams from both countries have agreed to improve the system and monitor the results,” Agus said.

These reflected the content of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked between both Governments in Bandung on May 30.

Both Agus and the Indonesian Embassy's information, social and cultural affairs minister-counsellor Suryana Sastradiredja could not be reached for comments.

The MoU saw the lifting of a two-year moratorium on the recruitment of domestic workers from the republic.

It was initially announced that the first maid arrivals would be in mid-June but Jakarta delayed the release of its workers, resulting in speculation by various quarters on the date.

A Malaysia-Indonesia joint task force met in Kuala Lumpur last week to iron out the issue of domestic maids from the republic, but the lifting of the moratorium was not discussed.

It is understood that under the MoU, a joint task force must be set up to execute, enforce and monitor the implementation of the newly-agreed terms before the maids are sent here.

These terms were designed to improve the welfare of the workers and ensure employers were provided with trained maids at a reasonable rate.

However, the report in the Jakarta Post was not confirmed by the Malaysian Government.

“We have not received an official word from Indonesia, so we cannot confirm until then,” Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam told The Star.

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