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Byline: Amy Chew
INDONESIAN labour placement agencies do not foresee a shortage in the
supply of domestic helpers in the short term despite the moratorium on sending migrant workers to Malaysia. Hundreds of domestic helpers continued to depart for Malaysia every day, said Association of Indonesian Labour Exporters chairman Yunus Yamani.
But Yunus said a shortage would occur if the moratorium lasted for more than two months. The moratorium was imposed pending a review of the Malaysia-Indonesia memorandum of understanding on domestic helpers. It seeks to give maids greater protection and rights. He said the moratorium would increase the number of Indonesians …