Sunday, January 16, 2011

Quick Fix on Maid Shortage? Are they all gadgets?

Sources  from Indonesia Ministry of Migrant Care, the above figure shows the nos of Indonesian maid working abroad worldwide and the amount of money send back home.
What surprise me the number death over the years, mainly due to abuse by their respective employer. If that's the statistic which continue to increase year on year, I think the whole world human morality, humanity is disintegrating towards the similar era of slavery. Remember the downing episode of the new world - where the African were force into slavery in new found nation - America.
But now, in a difference perspective and for  Malaysia we need them much due to the reason such as; cost you less to get one, language barrier reduce to minimal - indo/malay rather easy to comprehend though their new found employer is a non malay in Malaysia.
I would just focus on the above data, so with all the bad things that has happened in Malaysia with regards to abuse of foreign maid, especially Indonesian maid. The statistic shows that, there are far more abuse of maid by their employer, compared to the misconduct by them. There are about 1.2 million Indonesian maid now in Malaysia. Complained with regards to misconduct of Indonesian maid almost negligible comparing to report of abuses by the employers.We only know about those reported cases, how about those who are constantly abuse by their employer but left with no choice due to fear of retaliation, homeland commitment and they needs the money to support their poor family back home.
The question is how humane we are, so with the level of civilized way in caring about them..another fellow human being just like you and me but they are the less fortunate. Working long hours, their pay are much lesser than the cost of the dog food that you care.
So the new faces of modern slavery is coming to this materialistic world, though with human made rules and regulation  which normally giving no right of human dignity to their predicament.
Remember the saying always " pay your workers before their sweat gotten to dry" and " be fair to your "khadam" aka your maid" or you will be punished in hell fire. That's what my Prophet thought me. Thanks to God The Almighty.. I don't have one, cos I fear your wrath more than anything else.Unless you fear God, and don't pay them peanut.

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