IPOH, June 26 -- Cuepacs feels that locals can replace Indonesian maids following the decision by the republic to halt sending them to Malaysia with immediate effect.
Cuepacs president Omar Osman said however, the government must review the wage to commensurate with tasks entrusted.
The government should also study a proposal that maids be given one day off in a week as it could lead to problems like crime, he said after a dialogue with the Peninsular Malaysia Road Transport Officers Union here Friday.
In Kota Kinabalu, the Consumer Association of Sabah (Cash) has urged the Indonesian government to reconsider its decision to halt temporarily sending maids to Malaysia, especially in Sabah.
Its president, Datuk Patrick Sindu said the Indonesian government should not have taken a drastic action based on isolated cases of maid abuse in Malaysia.
"We still believe that the Indonesian and Malaysian governments could settle the problem amicably for common good," he told Bernama.