Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Malaysia: 2000 Maids A Month

From the Star:
The Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies (Papa) brings in between 2,000 and 3,000 foreign maids from several countries every month to meet the needs of employers in this country since Indonesia froze the service to Malaysia a year ago.

He told Bernama that currently there were about 300,000 Indonesian maids working in Malaysia. He said most of the maids from Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines were non-Muslims because a majority of the demand for these maids came from the Chinese community.

Indonesia wants a minimum monthly wage of RM800 but Malaysia wants wages based on market demand and through discussions between the employer and the maid concerned.

"On average, the housemaids are now paid RM500 and above depending on the location of the workplace, whether it is in town or rural area. But if the maid gives quality service, the employer can consider a higher pay,” he said.

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