My mum’s Indonesian maid has gone AWOL after working for close to three months. My mum is quite angry because she has treated the maid quite well and didn’t expect the maid to run away.
Some relatives have earlier warned us that Indonesian maids tend to run away in after working for around three months in recent trends… which unfortunately came true for us.
I don’t quite understand the logic yet, but I was told that some Malaysian maid hiring agencies are encouraging the maids to do so because the agencies could profit from it… I guess it’s the reason why some of the agencies were blacklisted by the Malaysian authorities in recent months.
It took a full afternoon for my sister-in-law (my mum is staying with my brother) to lodge a police report and settling the issue with the maid agency… she will have to pay around RM1000 (~USD300) to get another maid from the same agency. Actually it might not be a good idea to get a maid from the same resource again… but hiring a maid from different company would mean extra costs.
I hope that my mum’s (former) maid was fully aware of what she was doing and not cheated by people who intend to use her for illegal activities, like prostitutions etc. Despite the havoc she caused, I don’t wish to see her becoming a victim of some illegal syndicates. No thanks for all the troubles though.