Sunday, November 03, 2013

Cambodia to Sign Accord on Maids to Malaysia

Young migrant workers

Cambodia Daily

The Cambodian and Malaysian governments will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) within three months that will restart the business of sending Cambodian domestic workers to the country after a two-year moratorium, a Labor Ministry official said Friday.

After meeting with representatives from the Malaysian Home Ministry earlier this week, Othsman Hassan, secretary of state at the Ministry of Labor, said there will be no limit on the number of maids sent to Malaysia once the agreement is signed. 

“Within three months, both governments will sign the MoU,” Mr. Hassan said Friday. “If there is no problems with the maids, we estimate that about 1,000 women per month will be sent to Malaysia.”

In October 2011, Prime Minister Hun Sen banned the sending of maids to Malaysia after recurring reports of serious abuse and exploitation of Cambodian workers at the hands of their employers and recruitment agencies that sent them.

Mr. Hassan said that when signed, the agreement would be in the best interests of Cambodian domestic workers.

“We received the draft agreement at the end of October and we will meet to discuss the draft agreement to decide which points we do and don’t agree with,” he said. “There are many points of the draft agreement that we have agreed on so far.”

Fadzlette Othman Merican, the press secretary for Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, said that the Malaysian government was waiting for Cambodia to submit the memorandum.

“We are just waiting for the Cambodian government to have the proposal ready in three months time, then we will sit down and some kind of MoU will be agreed upon,” she said.

Ny Chakrya, head of monitoring for human rights at local NGO Adhoc, said that the Cambodian government must be sure that maids will be safe in Malaysia before it rescinds the moratorium.

“The government should put deep consideration into the issue before Cambodia signs the MoU because there have been a lot of issues with Cambodian maids in Malaysia,” more than for migrant workers in other countries, he said. “The government has the duty to negotiate to make it safe for workers to go to other countries.”


Anonymous said...

Is this AH HUN SEN Vietcong slave achievement in the field of economic? AH HUN SEN doesn't know how to create job for the past 30 years!

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Anonymous said...

I'm afraid nothing has changed about the safety of maids that will be sent to Malaysia.

The laws maybe good, but the hearts of men are still evil.

School of Vice said...

Dear 10:55 PM

I am entirely with you on this. I fear the risks will likely prove greater than the anticipated benefits of sending these young women overseas, particularly, to another 'developing' Muslim country where women's social status and standing generally still leave much to be desired.

The government appears to be trying to take a short cut to solving long term economic problems by dispatching off youths overseas who could and would otherwise be economically marginalised/idle due to lack of employment opportunities at home and thus becoming politically restive there.

Anonymous said...

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យកទៅធ្វើជា​ Sex Toy របស់ប្រុសៗម៉ាឡេ។

Anonymous said...

No more sending our youth oversea, we have plenty of jobs at home. Just look at other nations abroad ok. Chinese have 1.3 billion, Viets 90million, Thai 80+millions and so on. So, you can see that they have looked after their people well. Hun Sen needs to come out abit more to see, how developed their countries are and you can ask why they want more workers even they already have millions of their own? Think, Mr Hun Sen, if they steal your children and let them be used like slaves, why not? To the Chinese and others around the world, they want more migrants to come in to help them to rebuild or improve their life style.

They would encourage all professional people to come in more and more and they would not want their people to go. Sometime, the law maybe out of hands and they could be sured for steal their professional away from them. Even adopting a child can be a problem too, they could be sured as stealling someone else's child or encourage that system to behaviour as criminal like and could be jailed for that. If I am the leader, I would do the same, I want more migrant workers to help in rebuilding the country and nation but not encourage my people to get out but to stay in, how? there are plenty of jobs for them to do, e,g create childcare centres or age care centre etc something for them to do like, taking care of kids or ageing people who can't feed themselves.

Mr Hun Sen please let others do the job, if you can't manage it. After 30 long years is more than enough to let go. Please our country and nation is important to us. It is time for you to go, before, my people are off shore for good and we don't want that, we want to keep inside and not outside, thank you.

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Anonymous said...

khmer women are so sexy, especially when they put on make- up and wear sexy clothes and high heels and mini skirts with nice perfume, etc. their is is so sexy, too. khmer women like me is only attracting men for business only, not for marriage!

Anonymous said...

Are you putting me on 6:26AM? ROFLMAO!!!

Anonymous said...

It is fun and private to look at Cambodian maid in the private of my own house in anyway I want and it could be sexual, innocence, and of course the look of persuasion can go along way. It is more expensive to have a prostitute than to have Cambodian maid.

Thanking Hun Sen government for sending Cambodian women from heaven to my house and I will enjoy it while I still can..

Anonymous said...

That is all ah HUN SEN can think of all Khmer young girls/women could become - nothing better than being the maid/servant to foreigners?