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Cambodia lifts 6-year ban on maids working in Malaysia: Minister

Cambodia has lifted its six-year ban on citizens going to Malaysia to work as maids, said Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister Richard Riot on Thursday (May 25). Riot said the decision was reached ”on the spot” during his meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Phnom Penh ...

Channel News Asia Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-lifts-6-year-ban-on-maids-working-in-malaysia-minister-8882602

Delay on maid deal: ministry

The Ministry of Labour plans to delay signing off on a controversial agreement to reopen a pipeline of Cambodian maids to Malaysia until a deal is reached on a second agreement regarding other migrant workers, a ministry official said yesterday. Labour Ministry spokesman Heng Sour told ...

Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/delay-maid-deal-ministry

Embassy defends handling of maids

Cambodia’s embassy in Malaysia yesterday denied pressuring domestic workers from the Kingdom into renewing their visas, after rights groups told the Post last week that the embassy exploited a legal loophole to keep maids in the country. The statement came as a Malaysian employers association, which has observed the drafting ...

Sen David and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/embassy-defends-handling-maids

Lifting maid ban proving a challenge

A lack of legal protections, insufficient commitment from the Malaysian government and an overworked, understaffed embassy are among the major obstacles to lifting the maid ban, according to an internal government report obtained yesterday. Penned by the Ministry of Interior, the 12-page brief details a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010960701/National/lifting-maid-ban-proving-a-challenge.html

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