MoU on Indonesian TKW in Malaysia to be Signed Next Month

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  • A number of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) walk out of the room after undergoing isolation at the Covid-19 Emergency Hospital (RSDC) Wisma Atlet Pademangan, Jakarta, Tuesday, June 15 2021. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    A number of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) walk out of the room after undergoing isolation at the Covid-19 Emergency Hospital (RSDC) Wisma Atlet Pademangan, Jakarta, Tuesday, June 15 2021. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaMalaysia's Minister of Human Resources M. Saravanan will be visiting Jakarta next Monday, January 24. During his working visit, issues related to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic workers will be finalized.

    Minister M. Saravanan is scheduled to meet Indonesia's Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah to finalize the details of the MoU, so that it can be signed by February 7 and 8th in Bali. 

    "This is in line with the decision made in a Cabinet meeting on Jan 12 for a visit to be made to resolve issues related to the signing of the MoU," he said as quoted from Free Malaysia Today, January 19.

    In a press conference, the minister said that main issues related to the MoU "have been agreed through a series of negotiations between the two parties."

    The issues include the 'one-maid-one-task' for a household, the one-channel system, as well as wages for the Indonesian domestic workers.

    Saravanan added his meeting with Minister Ida Fauziyah will also be attended by Malaysia's Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, who will be also on a working visit to Indonesia during the same period as he.

    Read: Trapped in Shelters: Domestic Workers' Dilemma

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