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Agencies bring in maids

Agencies bring in maids

EMPLOYMENT agencies in Malaysia are bringing over about three times as many maids from Cambodia since Indonesia blocked their workers last year following abuse allegations, according to press reports. The Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies President Alvy Bavutty said that up to 3,000 Cambodians were making the trip to work as maids every month, according to a report Wednesday in the Malay Mail. Last year three times as many Cambodians went to work legally in Malaysia compared to 2008, according to Ministry of Labour figures released Monday, of whom over 85 percent were women.

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