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MP, activist criticise Putrajaya for breaching MoU on Indonesian maids

Free Malaysia Today, Malaysia, 14 July 2022 - An opposition MP and a labour rights activist have slammed Putrajaya for breaching an agreement on the recruitment of Indonesian maids, with one saying it sent the wrong message to other source countries.

DAP’s Charles Santiago said the breach of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would not instil confidence in other source countries that provided Malaysia with foreign labour.

“It shows that Malaysia is not a responsible partner in the recruitment of migrant workers,” he told FMT.

“This will also send a wrong message to other countries, such as Cambodia, that are interested in sending their citizens to work in Malaysia. Cambodia already has a bad experience with us due to the death of a number of its citizens in Malaysia.”

Yesterday, Indonesian ambassador Hermono said the Malaysian immigration department’s continued use of the Maid Online System (MOS) to facilitate the recruitment of Indonesian maids was in breach of the MoU.

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Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/14/mp-activist-criticise-putrajaya-for-breaching-mou-on-indonesian-maids/

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