Saravanan denies agreement with Indonesia to scrap MOS

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KUALA LUMPUR: There is no condition in the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia on the intake of maids for Malaysia to do away with the Maid Online System (MOS), says human resources minister M Saravanan.


He also told the Dewan Rakyat that the temporary freeze on all Indonesian workers entering Malaysia was due to confusion on the recruitment mechanism of laborers from the republic.

Saravanan also said there was no freeze on Indonesian workers entering Malaysia but that it was just a temporary “postponement”.

“The matter was discussed during a committee meeting involving both the human resources and home ministries yesterday.


“The committee agreed that a discussion should be held between both ministries, the immigration department, and the Indonesian ambassador (Hermono) immediately to resolve this confusion.”

He was replying to a question from Loke Siew Fook (PH-Seremban), who asked the minister to explain why Putrajaya failed to adhere to the conditions outlined in the MoU with the republic on maids intake, which led to the worker freeze.-FMT