Maids for sale

Kompas – October 31, 2012
Maids for sale

Bubble reads Legal Protection, cash box reads Foreign Exchange

A leaflet advertising ‘Indonesian maids now on sale’ has triggered a public outcry over the exploitation of migrant workers (TKI) in Malaysia. The government recently revoked a two-year moratorium on sending workers to Malaysia, but critics say that migrant workers – which Jakarta likes to refer to as ‘foreign exchange heroes’ – have little legal protection and are still venerable to abuse.