31 May '11, 8am

Indonesia, Malaysia clinch maid deal: JAKARTA - INDONESIAN domestic helpers will enjoy better working conditions...

Indonesia, Malaysia clinch maid deal: JAKARTA - INDONESIAN domestic helpers will enjoy better working conditions...

Jakarta - Indonesian domestic helpers will enjoy better working conditions in Malaysia under a new agreement between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur designed to end abuse and torture, a minister said on Tuesday. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING JAKARTA - INDONESIAN domestic helpers will enjoy better working conditions in Malaysia under a new agreement between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur designed to end abuse and torture, a minister said on Tuesday. Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said the agreement signed in Bandung late on Monday meant the lifting of a two-year freeze on Indonesian maids working in Malaysia. 'After going through a long negotiation process, we have eventually reached an agreement that is a 'win-win solution', with a number of improvements for the Indonesian worker,' he said in a statement. 'All this while, Indonesia and Malaysia continue to ...

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