The parliament was informed that we Malaysians have 310661 foreign house maids and 94.8% are from Indonesia.The deputy minister expressed his concernS on our dependency of others looking after our households;not to mention our children and our older citizens.
Personally,I did employ one house maid from Thailand when my kids were young some 20 years ago.There are pros and cons to this issue and many of us have good and bad experience. Taking care of the house and the kids are endless tiring work.The question is what are the alternatives?
Now, all my kids are young adults, and yet my wife still needs a helper once a week to clean our house as we are getting older.(our neighbour's maid works part time for us).Not only for us and our kids, but when we are all working,who takes care of our aging parents? My cousin employed an Indonesian maid to look after her mother.
Why can't we have local maids?
May I have your views.Thank you.