KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today welcomed the government’s decision to recruit Cambodia’s domestic workers, thus ending Cambodia’s two-year moratorium on the recruitment.

MTUC secretary-general Abdul Halim Mansor said the new practice would remove the involvement of agents and middlemen and effectively eliminate the huge recruitment fee, which is about RM8,000 to RM12,000.

“This new procedure will give a big relief to families who need domestic workers,” he said in a statement, here.

He said since Malaysia and Cambodia had taken the initiative to provide comprehensive training to the domestic workers, they should be rewarded with a minimum wage of RM700.

The MTUC also suggested that the Employment Act be applied to domestic workers as it would create a definite solution and provide legal protection for them.

— BERNAMA

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