Friday, July 31, 2009

HR Ministry to resolve maid issue Soon

With so much going on in the country, we forgot some of pertinent issues like one concerning Indonesian maid. As readers might know, Indonesia temporarily banned its citizens from coming to wrok here as maids.

Well, the Human Resource ministry announced that it is pushing to resolve the Indonesian maid issue by the end of next month.

Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam was quoted in reports as saying that the Malaysia-Indonesia joint working group on maids was expected to meet next month to discuss lifting the temporary maid ban imposed by Indonesia on June 26.

“We will try to resolve the maid issue by the end of August. We want a fair solution for both maids and employers,” he told reporters yesterday.

According to the reports, the upcoming meeting is also expected to review the memorandum of understanding between the two countries on maids to ensure better protection and wage structure.

A meeting was supposed to be held on July 15 but was postponed by Indonesia, he said.