Malaysian homes are highly dependent on foreign maids especially for homes with both partners working and no family member to help out with small children. It is estimated that 294,115 Indonesian maids are working throughout the country currently.
We have heard more scary tales than pleasant ones with regard to maids.
Recently, Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia Da’i Bachtiar has been quoted in press reports as saying that the republic is pressing for the minimum wage following cases of maid abuse by Malaysian employers.
Do you have a maid at home? Do you think the minimum wage of RM800 as demanded is justified or realistic?
Demand for RM800 maid salary not feasible, say groups