Indonesia mulls stopping sending maids to MalaysiaIndonesia is considering plans to temporarily stop sending its domestic helpers to Malaysia due to the abuse and mistreatment mis·treat
tr.v. mis·treat·ed, mis·treat·ing, mis·treats
To treat roughly or wrongly. See Synonyms at abuse.
mis·treat they sometimes suffer in the neighbouring country, a report has said.
Manpower and Transmigration trans·mi·gra·tion
Movement from one site to another, which may entail the crossing of some usually limiting membrane or barrier, as in diapedesis.
2. Minister Erman Suparno said the government would be forced to act unless the abuse stopped, amid a spate of recent cases that have shocked the country.
"We will likely stop it temporarily. We will have a meeting on June 23 with several related ministers to conduct a preliminary evaluation," he was quoted as saying by the state-run Antara news agency.
In the latest case to make headlines, Indonesian maid Siti Hajar was badly scarred after allegedly being repeatedly tortured by her Malaysian female employer for three years.
The 33-year-old maid from West Java was beaten with a cane and doused with boiling water. Her employer was charged Thursday with causing grievous bodily harm grievous bodily harm
Criminal law serious injury caused by one person to another
Noun 1. grievous bodily harm - street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate and faces a 20-year jail term.
A Malaysian former flight attendant was sentenced in November to 18 years in jail for using an iron and scalding scalding
plunging of pig or poultry carcasses into very hot water to facilitate scraping and dehairing and plucking. Chicken scalding water is 130°F for broilers (larger birds higher) applied for 1 to 2 minutes. Modern pig abattoirs use steam at 144 to 147°F for about 3 minutes. water to inflict horrific wounds on her Indonesian maid.
Malaysia has no laws governing conditions for domestic workers but the government has promised to draft legislation to protect them from sexual harassment sexual harassment, in law, verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, aimed at a particular person or group of people, especially in the workplace or in academic or other institutional settings, that is actionable, as in tort or under equal-opportunity statutes. , non-payment of wages and poor conditions.
Suparno said the government would block the flow of domestic servants domestic servant n → sirviente/a m/f
domestic servant n → domestique m/f
domestic servant domestic n "until the Malaysian government gives us an assurance that it will protect Indonesian migrant workers there."
Malaysia is home to some 1.2 million documented Indonesian workers, as well as about 800,000 illegal Indonesian workers.