Illegal hiring of SL maids continues

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Brokers and labor offices in Saudi Arabia are continuing to promote recruitment services of housekeepers from Indonesia and Sri Lanka despite an announcement by the Ministry of Labor that negotiations for recruitment are still ongoing.

Recruitment from these countries was suspended following a series of incidents involving housemaid abuse.

“These offices are run by brokers who take advantage of the growing need of citizens for domestic help,” said Nasser Abu Serhud, head of the international company for recruiting.

He called for cracking down on such offices, especially in light of the fact that their main objective is to obtain quick cash illegally.
On the other hand, an official at the Labor Ministry stated that negotiations with Jakarta are still ongoing. At the same time, he stressed that the minimum wage for domestic help was fixed at $ 400 (SR 1,500) within the framework of the agreement signed by Manila, which differs from those announced by these offices and brokers.

Citizens have been receiving text messages via Watsapp with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of offices that have begun recruiting business from Indonesia, claiming it is a new system instated by the Labor Ministry.

In these messages, they offer contracts for a period of two or three years with a monthly salary of SR 800.(Arab News)
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  • Nangi Sunday, 24 February 2013 03:38 PM

    Ur crazy. SL woman needs money for the well-being of their family, and the country needs dollars and this is why the government have not banned sending house maids to the kingdom.

    shanmarsh Monday, 25 February 2013 06:54 AM

    Attn: Pahan,

    Is Saudi People or Goverment Request or force us to send our mother and sister to KSA.

    If you can provide them with the wealth why they go.

    You blaming others talk like uneducated fellow.

    conty Monday, 25 February 2013 10:44 PM

    It is called "action due to desperation" Parents prime responsibility is to provide for their children so they take their chances. The problem is where you say it is, uneducated goons run it.

    Pasel Monday, 25 February 2013 12:45 PM

    Catch the agent and send him/her to Saudi for punishment

    Anura Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Don't send women to any country as house maids. Aren't the men spineless. Let the men go and earn. via DM Android App

    kalana Monday, 25 February 2013 07:26 AM

    Not only blood, they take body parts as well, Don't you know that it is good business for them.

    Lucky Weeramantry Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:03 AM

    This Is Like Exporting Sardine Fish, Because The Maids Never Back In Original Form

    Lucky Weeramantry Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:07 AM

    We Export Saudi Arabia Decomposes

    ANTON Monday, 25 February 2013 12:41 AM

    Then how do they make their living. who is gonna feed them and their dependents, they will become prostitutes here.

    Kodithuwakkuarachchi Monday, 25 February 2013 07:48 AM

    this is just another joke among a long list of jokes floating around.

    ANTON Monday, 25 February 2013 01:28 AM

    Then how do they make their living, who is gonna feed them and their dependents.. majority of these women are not well educated, they will become prostitutes here.

    Sira Monday, 25 February 2013 04:10 PM

    Our govenment doesn't want to stop this...

    Ranil Sunday, 24 February 2013 11:07 AM

    Illegal or not they keep going and are not kidnapped. It is the gosl who should be responsible, what is the minister concerned doing? Nothing absolutely shameles

    MNA Sunday, 24 February 2013 11:48 AM

    My question is has Sri Lanka imposed ban on recruiting housemaid to Saudi? i dont thing so. So it is not illegal the artical says.

    pooooojapakse Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:02 PM

    Now do not put the blame on anyone. It's just SL govt's responsibility to protect the citizens. Do Not send female workers to the kingdom.

    Ranjit Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:23 PM

    SL maids are ready made solution to our ailing economy. Government and the minister concerned will turn a blind eye whatever happens to them in Saudi Arabia.

    colin Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:26 PM

    BAN THE SENDING OF HOUSEMAIDS TO SAUDI ARABIA and crack down on those brokers involving in this trade

    pahan Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:46 PM

    saudi arabia need blood they are thirsty of blood.

    ss Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:42 PM

    wink wink. The middle income country disparately need to export women to get dollars for politicians and officials duty free luxury life styles.

    chandrapala Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:24 AM

    it is true. how can you stop. a new translator of the srilanka konsular office has link with those illegals

    ss Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:39 PM

    the country disparately need the dollars so we are going to the lowest denominator - sending our women

    mohamed Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:28 AM

    it will be stopped shortly as planned.

    edward Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:11 PM

    Need strict implementer from immigrations and police to stop this and cancelled the license the job agent

    apsal Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Please don't send your mother or sisters to Saudi Arabia or anywhere. via DM Android App

    shan Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    BBS why no protests on this? via DM Android App

    AJ-DXB Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:50 PM

    what about reducing the commodity prices as to start with and increase taxes on luxury items?


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