26 Apr '11, 6pm

Indonesia will resume sending domestic workers to Malaysia after a two-year moratorium.

Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia will resume sending domestic workers to Malaysia next month after a two-year moratorium, as the two countries inch closer to signing a new agreement protecting migrant workers , a minister says. Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said the two countries were expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on migrant workers' protection in May. "If the MoU is signed, migrant workers will be allowed to work [in Malaysia]," Muhaimin told reporters at the Presidential Palace after a cabinet meeting on migrant worker issues. Muhaimin said the two governments had agreed on the three pending issues that would be stipulated in the MoU. "An Indonesian worker would get one day off a week. If they don't use it, the worker will get double salary [on that day]," he said. "The second point is that Indonesian migrant work...

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