Direct hiring ‘maid’ simple with online system ready to go

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017

A total of 1,020 women interviewed between March 2015 and May 2016 at Jakarta's main airport said they were travelling abroad for the first time to seek jobs as maids. About 90 percent of them were bound for Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait, the poll showed. The rest were going to Malaysia, which is not affected by the ban.

PUTRAJAYA: In about three weeks, the Immigration Department is ready for online applications from Malaysians who want to hire maids directly.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the system is ready to accept online applications beginning Jan 1 and prospective employers are assured that permits will be issued within 16 working days, provided they submit all the necessary documents along with the applications.

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