Indonesia wants to stop women going abroad as maids after abuse-media

February 16, 2015 1:25 PM

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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia wants to stop women going abroad as domestic workers to preserve the country's "dignity" after the high-profile case of an Indonesian maid abused and treated like a slave in Hong Kong, local media reported on Monday.

President Joko Widodo told the Hanura Party national congress that he had ordered the manpower ministry to come up with a "clear roadmap" on when Indonesia could stop providing domestic helpers to other countries. No time frame was given.

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