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Abused Maid to Remain in Malaysia for Case

A hospitalized Cambodian woman who was severely beaten and subjected to humiliating abuse while working as a maid will remain in Malaysia to see out the legal process against her Malaysian employers, an official said yesterday. Tan Mong Huwai, 36, and his wife, Eng Lay Sang, ...

Agreement to protect maids needs strengthening, Gov't says

A draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) drawn up by Malaysia to regulate maids working in the country does not sufficiently protect their rights and needs improvements, an official at the Labor Ministry said on Thursday. Malaysian officials drew up the MoU between the two governments following ...

Two Arrested, Three Detained For Maid’s Death in Malaysia

Two Malaysian employers of a Cambodian maid were arrested and three others detained this week in Malaysia in connection with the woman’s death, Malaysian police officers said yesterday. Assistant police superintendent Suriman bin Shahrim, said Mey Sichan, 24, was discovered dead on Sunday, and her Malaysian ...

Maid’s living conditions just fine, boss says

An “annoyed” Malaysian employer fought back yesterday against allegations made last week by the mother of her maid, who had claimed her daughter had been forced to take drugs and work without enough food. After reading those allegations, the employer, Cynthia Lim, yesterday told Malaysian ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032055133/National-news/maids-living-conditions-just-fine-boss-says.html

Maid recruits routinely deceived, report finds

Job recruitment agencies that send workers overseas often deceive young women through misleading job advertisements by using brokers that have “a position of authority” within the community, according to a new report by the Asia Foundation. According to the report, agencies also inflate migration costs that ...

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