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PM surprised Indonesia imposed 'new' conditions for maids
IPOH -- Datuk Seri Najib Razak today expressed surprise over the Indonesian government's move to impose new conditions for sending maids to Malaysia, which among others require the maids to do only one task for a minimum salary of RM700 a month.
The Prime Minister described the new conditions announced by Indonesia'sLabour Placement Development director-general Dr Reyna Usman as "not reasonable at all."
"We hope on their side they will revert to the agreement reached between me Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (on this issue).
"All the criteria (for the sending of Indonesian maids to Malaysia) were discussed and the ministers concerned were satisfied with the outcome and no further issues were raised then," he told reporters after opening Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Wan Hwa2's new four-storey classroom block built at a cost of RM 9 million, here today.
Najib said he was surprised that after the agreement on the sending over of themaids was signed, various new issues on the matter were being raised on the Indonesian side. -- Bernama