Irky-Wirky Me Part IV
I didn’t want to comment about this, and I avoided talking about ‘them‘ – just because I’ve had enough. But seeing the photo of so many of ‘them’ at their embassy – claiming they have been abused… I just need to write, and hopefully I’ll be read.
- How many of us had Indonesian maids who stayed just for a short while, and then fled?
- How many of us had Indonesian maids who breached the 2-years contract, and when not given the full pay – claimed we did not pay them?
- How many of us had Indonesian maids who sneaked out of the house at night to meet their lover – and at the same time sneaked out some food, and valuables for the so-called lover to enjoy?
- How many of us had Indonesian maids who leaves the children on their own at home?
- How many of us had Indonesian maids who abuses the children?
- How many of us had Indonesian maids who steals?
- How many of us gave unlimited access to food & drinks in the house to the Indonesian maids, only to hear them telling people they are not given anything to eat?
I can list out so many more from stories I’ve heard. One can be lucky and get a good maid straightaway. But there are more unlucky ones than lucky, I’m sure! I have been to Indonesia several times, and I have to say those who stayed in their own country and able to find a job for themselves, are definitely the good ones. But those who decided to come here, I am not quite sure what are their intentions, seriously. To get a laid-back job with better pay, perhaps?
I am not one to judge as a whole. All I want, is for the government to at least listen to the people. Just because they’ve never had the bad luck with maids like most of us, then we are to blame.
When a maid gets abused, it’s in all major papers. When a maid fled from the house, stealing valuables as well, and police report is being made, the police can only say,
Memang banyak maid lari, especially orang Medan.
Fullstop. No action. Just a piece of paper for record (which we have to pay RM2 for it, of course!).
Next up, to the immigration to cancel the maid’s permit. Hey, guess what? The employer has to pay a fine! Not RM10, but RM250! What if you only have RM250 worth of cash and the maid stole the last of it?
That’s YOUR problem, you know?!
p.s. Just for the sake of saving ‘them’ from the sin of lying to their own embassy, maybe they SHOULD be abused! 😛