Dept foresees delay in arrival of Indonesian maids


JOHOR BAHARU: The sending of Indonesian maids to Malaysia may experience a delay as the agencies involved have yet to receive any submission of profiles by employers, Labour director-general Datuk Sh Yahya Sh Mohamed said.

The absence of profiles of employers requiring maid services has caused a snag in commencing the mandatory 200 hours of training for maids, he said.

Speaking to reporters after attending a dialogue between the Human Resources Ministry and employers from various sectors in the state yesterday, he said under the new regulations, employers are required to submit their profiles if they want to obtain maid service.

The sending of maids from Indonesia is expected to start by March 1 but the latest development may delay their arrival to April.

“The Indonesian government agrees to facilitate the process by giving quotas to agencies in Malaysia on condition that the employers’ profiles are submitted.

“The biographical data of maids who are undergoing training will then be released,” he said. — Bernama