29 May '12, 12pm

Indonesian government preparing to stop sending maids abroad by 2017

Indonesian government preparing to stop sending maids abroad by 2017

Singapore-bound trainee maids learning basic household chores in the PT Devipengayom Bangsa training centre in Pati, Indonesia. Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar says the government is preparing to stop sending domestic workers abroad as of 2017. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar says the government is preparing to stop sending domestic workers abroad as of 2017. 'We will do our best to provide comprehensive trainings so that they will be ready to enter more competitive industries when the time comes,' Mr Muhaimin said on Tuesday. He said if the ministry still encountered domestic workers by 2017 then stricter requirements would be applied. 'Our domestic workers will be available for employment again once the host countries agree to implement nu...

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