The Straits Times
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Published on Sep 22, 2012
 

Talks under way to source maids from Cambodia

Move will help ease shortfall in domestic workers from Indonesia

 
 

Talks are under way to bring in Cambodian maids to help offset the shortfall in domestic workers from Indonesia.

The Straits Times understands that the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is looking to make Cambodia an approved source country for domestic workers in Singapore and will make a decision soon.

When contacted, Association of Employment Agencies (Singapore) president K. Jayaprema said her organisation had been working for several years with MOM and the Cambodian government to make Cambodia an approved source country for foreign maids.

She added that the association had "revived the discussion", but declined to say more.