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Domestic workers to be paid RM1,500 minimum wage

Domestic workers still do not enjoy many of the rights that other employees do - MOHAMED HASSAN/PIXABAY

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New guidelines on hiring domestic workers have been introduced, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indonesia and Malaysia.

One new guideline is that Indonesian domestic workers will reportedly be paid no less than RM1,500 in wages.

BFM speaks to Irene Xavier, the executive director of Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor (PSWS), to look at what this means for them and, more broadly, how to move away from Malaysia’s reliance on foreign domestic help.

Produced by: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

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