BE PREPARED to dig deeper into your pockets for an Indonesian maid.Sin Chew Daily quoted
Dai Bachtiar had, in an exclusive interview, said this was still lower than what Indonesian maids in other countries were paid.
Indonesian maids in
Currently there are 10,000 Indonesian maids in Hong Kong, and some 30,000 in
Let's face it, maids are a necessity nowadays. Especially, if u have little kids and both of u are working. BUT, if there is a minimum wage set and the amount is quite high, it is gonna be a burden towards a majority of malaysian middle class workers.
Just a simple comparison will shows that the figure is ridiculous because full time maids normally will get free lodging and food. In fact, I personally haven't heard of any cases that will suggest otherwise. For example, a Malaysian worker at a supermarket, the average income would be around RM700-800 and u need to at least have PMR or SPM and speak a bit of English. Only, there is no such things as free lodging and food.
Do u know how much is the cost to rent a room and getting a proper meals per month?
Why do we need to pay our maids higher salary than our own Malaysian people that have basic education?
If they compare what they are getting with their counterparts in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, why don't they compare the salary and spending power of their employer as well?
When the ambassador make such statement and demand, u cannot simply pick and choose what u want to compare. That is irresponsible. In conclusion, a demand without a basic is just like asking a ransom without a hostage (sorry guys, too much watching movie).
Did u noticed, when things like this 'pop out' and become a hot topic suddenly in the media and papers there will be always sensational news about maids getting battered, locked in a room or did not get a proper meals? BUT, how about the story about maids that are properly treated, that joins us on our vacation or the best part, that we treated like our own family.
p/s Alhamdulillah, presently we still managed to live our life without a maid. My husband is the only one out working whille I'm bless that I have the option of working from home and in the same time fulfil my duties as a housewife.
The question is, what about people that don't have a choice?