I didn't know I'd be there for so long. When [I finally got to go] I felt tired and I didn't want to go to Malaysia anymore. Human Rights Watch found that training centers were typically overcrowded. Amnesty International's report concludes that many workers are victims of human trafficking. What is worse is that they face state prosecution when they try to escape.
Their heads were shaved and they were loaded on boats and sent back to Indonesia.
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Their dignity, respect, honour, body and mental well being are not part of the payment. In many places in some poor countries, maids often take on the role of a nurse in taking care of the elderly and people with disabilities. Salma Wati, a domestic worker in Kuala Lumpur said:. Both Malaysia and Indonesia have ratified International Labor Organization ILO conventions on forced labor Convention 29protection of wages Convention 95and the worst forms of child labor Convention I took a bath twice a week, there were so many people that there were long lines. What's more disturbing, Indians are barely above Filipinos in the cruel social pecking order in effect in Singapore, so I can't help seeing an element of racism and frustration in what they do.