HANOI, 29 June 2009: The Philippines is ready to send between 50,000 and 60,000 women to work as maids in Malaysia, the Vietnam news agency reported today, citing the Philippine Star newspaper.
A local official said the Philippine government was confident of humane treatment by Malaysian employers and the high RM800 monthly
wage for maids, according to the report.
The official said the maids are from Mindanao and fluent in English.
The official would start to bring in about 500 to 600 Philippines maids to fill a void left by Indonesians. Last week, the Indonesian government announced a temporary ban on sending Indonesian maids to Malaysia after a recent case of maid abuse. — Bernama