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IPOH -- Human Resource minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam today described Indonesia's statement that maids from there would only do a single type of work for a minimum monthly payment of RM700 as not being in line with the understanding that was achieved by the two nations.
Commenting on a report from Jakarta which quoted a senior Indonesian government official as saying maids would only do a single type of work for which they were employed, Subramaniam said representatives from both countries would be meeting in Jakarta to resolve the matter.
He said the ministry had requested Indonesia to provide extensive training in all areas so that the maids sent here were more competent.
"We agreed on the training and if some of them want to specialise they can do so. Those (employers) who want them for general work can get general maids. We will update on is decided in the joint committee," he told reporters after presenting Malaysian citizenship certificates to 212 recipients under the national Mydaftar campaign here today.
Indonesia imposed a temporary freeze on the supply of Indonesian maids to Malaysia on June 26, 2009 following reports of cases of abuse by employers. -- Bernama