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Jeffrey Foo

President

Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies

Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies

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Employment History

Vice President
Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies

President
Association of Foreign Maid Agencies

Vice President
Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies vice-president

President
Malaysian Association of Foreign Housemaid Agencies

Vice President
Foreign Workers Agencies Association

Vice President
Malaysian Association of Foreign Workers Agencies

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Meanwhile, Malaysian Association of ...

www.bernama.com [cached]

Meanwhile, Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies (PAPA) President Jeffrey Foo urged Malaysia to seriously consider recruiting domestic maids from Bangladesh.

He hoped that the government's intention to recruit some 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers in stages over a three-year period to fulfil the requests for manpower from various sectors would also cover the domestic help sector.
"Malaysian employers are fed up with the shortage of Indonesian maids and are also not satisfied with their quality of work. We've also received complaints that some irresponsible agents are imposing very steep fees to recruit domestic helpers," he said.
He suggested that the government initiate discussions with new source nations to reduce its dependence on Indonesia for the supply of maids.
"Countries like Cambodia, Bangladesh and Nepal are believed to have no problems in sending their maids to Malaysia," he added.


Malaysian Association of Foreign ...

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Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies (PAPA) vice-president Jeffrey Foo when contacted said: "Talks between the ministries of Malaysia and Indonesia are going on now.


It was reported that Association of ...

www.nst.com.my [cached]

It was reported that Association of Foreign Maid Agencies president Jeffrey Foo was revising the hiring fee of RM7,800 per maid.


At the moment, said Malaysian Association ...

www.nst.com.my [cached]

At the moment, said Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies vice-president Jeffrey Foo, agents could only visit the maids in the presence of the employer.

"Although there is a clause in the agreement between the agency and employer, which allows agents to check on their maids, it does not always happen that way," Foo said.
"Even with the agreement, we cannot speak to a maid if the employer is not around. If we call the maids on the phone, the employer can accuse us of breaching his privacy."
And that is why Foo welcomed the suggestion by Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun that agencies should visit foreign maids at least twice a year and hold meetings with employers. The suggestion was to curb any physical, sexual or mental abuse of foreign maids.
Chew said foreign maids should be allowed at least half an hour with the agent to express their grievances.
"This is not new to us. We have practised this since abuse cases began making headlines some years ago," said Foo.
He said some employers had no problems with agents meeting their maids but some were more sticky about it.
"There are some employers who refuse to speak to us. Even when maids go missing, they refuse to see us."
This was why, Foo said, it was important to make it mandatory for agents to visit employers so that abusive employers could be weeded out.
M. Pushpa, who has been running a maid agency for the past three years, said she made it a point to visit the maids two weeks after they have joined and three months later.


Jeffrey Foo, president of ...

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Jeffrey Foo, president of the Malaysian Association of Foreign Housemaid Agencies, said households are frustrated by long waits and high fees charged by some opportunistic agents.

"I believe the demand is still there but many Malaysian employers are already demoralised. We need the mechanism to be more smooth," he said.

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