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SINGAPORE - A recent media report - quoting an Indonesian official - has claimed that the Indonesian government is set to allow its citizens to work as domestic helpers in just four countries: Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. But responding to media queries, Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said yesterday in a statement that it was "unable to comment as we did not receive any official notice of this matter". "We are seeking clarifications from the Indonesian Embassy," the statement added. The Indonesian Embassy could not be reached for comment on the report, which was first carried on Wednesday by Antara news agency. The report was picked up by Bernama. The report quoted Indonesia's director-general of labour placement Reyna Usman, saying that the country's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry "has conducted a comprehensive evaluation of countries as des...

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