Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saudi bans Indonesian & Filipino maids' entry

Saudi Arabia has reportedly banned the entry of domestic workers 'or maids from Indonesia and also the Philippines apparently in response to criticisms' of these two Asian republics' against the many cases of physical and sexual abuses of their domestic workers in the kingdom. The logical question that follows is which countries Saudi Arabia now turns to for supply of domestic workers to meet the 'market' demand. Where will Indonesia's and the Philippines' surplus labour find jobs on earth is surely a socio-economic theme worth exploring by the media.