Cambodia’s ban (or at least suspension) comes after a number of its citizens have been reported as being beaten and raped while working here in Malaysia. Funny how that keeps happening in majority Muslim countries — poor people from third world countries endure working in brutal conditions that closely resemble slavery and the antebellum plantations of the old American South. Unless governments like Cambodia’s intervene as has been done in this particular instance, the masses are compelled by poverty and persistent unemployment in their homelands to keep coming to work in Muslim lands, despite all the horror stories that these forsaken people have likely heard about what happens far too often to other non Muslim workers in Muslim nations like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,
Pakistan Muslim-occupied India, and others.
It is true that this Malaysian media article doesn’t address the issue, but how many of these Cambodian maids were beaten, raped and otherwise brutalized by Muslims or Muslim employers while here in Malaysia? Consider that Malaysia already has a lengthy and sordid track record on human trafficking and systematically persecuting its own non Muslim population. And with the widespread depredations of Muslims towards non Muslims in other Muslim countries to also go by, we likely already have our answer. From “Cambodia stops its citizens from working as maids in Malaysia,” The Star, 14 October 2011:
PHNOM PENH (Reuters): Cambodia has banned its citizens from going to work in Malaysia as maids, its prime minister said on Friday, following a series of horrific reports of beatings and rapes.
The order follows a similar ban imposed by Indonesia on its citizens from taking new jobs as domestic workers in Malaysia, where maids are common in
middle class households, thanks in part to a large migrant labour pool.
would like to congratulate the prime minister for the suspension,” Cambodia opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua of the Sam Rainsy Party told Reuters after the decision by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Cambodia’s Community Legal Education Center, which is working with abused domestic workers, said there had been reports of three maids who were killed in Malaysia, and two were raped and kept in isolation, their passports held
An Bunhak, president of the Association of Cambodian Recruiting Agencies, said it would uphold the order from the government to stop sending people to
work as maids in Malaysia.