An online petition started by Tenaganita urges the AGC to quickly table the Domestic Workers' Bill to protect people such as Adelina Lisao who died from alleged abuse.
The human resources minister says there will be amendments to seven Acts relating to labour rights.
Ketheeswaran M Kanagaratnam and Vivienne Ketheeswaran are accused of exploiting their domestic workers for the purposes of forced labour from October 2012 to March this year.
They claim, besides being assaulted, they were not paid their wages and never allowed to return to Indonesia.
Deputy minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin says he will discuss the issue with the women, family and community development ministry.
NGO says the law should ensure that domestic workers get off-days, EPF, Socso, annual leave and sick leave like other workers in the country.
Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines, who head to the wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than they can back home.
From Asia to the Middle East, thousands of migrant domestic workers are trapped in debt and cannot escape, even if they are abused, as they have to work to repay the recruiters that found them work and often make deductions from their monthly wages.
Officials from ministry which partially funded the film that premiered last month, said they hope the story can serve as a deterrent.
Republika Online reports that the employer has been detained for investigations.
Saying such a measure will be bad for both countries, the deputy prime minister adds he will meet with Indonesia’s manpower minister to seek a solution.
Human rights group says Federal Court commuting death sentence and imposing of new 10-year jail term on lesser charge is distressing.
First batch of domestic workers to arrive in June, following discussions between the two governments, Khmer Times reports.
He says only Indonesia and the Philippines insisted on a minimum wage for their maids.
Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Hasan Malek says among the problems are the provision of training, salary approval and allowing the implementation of the re-employment programme stalled in 2011.
Many pregnant foreign domestic workers are also unlawfully fired, charities say, leading to homelessness and destitution, with some women selling sex to survive and are at risk of exploitation and trafficking.
Tenaganita director Glorene Das says even without the direct hiring of foreign domestic workers, many cases of human trafficking still occur.
National Association of Private Employees Agency doubts govt initiative will work, saying illegal agencies will not have to compete with legal ones anymore.
As a community, we need to learn how to recognise the signs of someone who has been trafficked, and how to take action to help.
Ou Radin is reported to have earned at least RM6,000 for each of the more than 20 women who were forced to work under harsh conditions in the country.
Human rights NGO says as long as there's no protection mechanism, domestic helpers will run away.
The maids are required by law to live with their employers which rights campaigners say makes it hard for them to escape mistreatment.
Nothing to be ashamed of as they are making money through their own effort and hard work, they say.
Though these maids working in Hong Kong,Taiwan and Singapore are earning good salaries, they feel empty or isolated and want to be ‘better Muslims’.
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