Yang sihat juga yang kurang sihat.
Macam2 komplen dan masalah mereka aku dengar.
Kebanyakannya gembira datang ke sini.
Tetapi mereka juga manusia.
Kerja 12 jam sehari.
6-7 hari seminggu.
Gaji RM 800-1200 sebulan.
Itu belum tolak bermacam2 levi, hutang juga kos2 yang lain.
Masih berbaloi jika banding dengan gaji di kampung halaman.
Kalau mereka komplen macam2,
aku suruh mereka balik kampung.
Tapi kebanyakan mereka tak nak.
Bagaimana susahnya mereka di sini,
di kampung hidup mereka lagi susah.
Kerja takda, gaji kecil, hutang banyak.
Jadi apa lagi yang mereka hendak?
Beginilah nasib orang kurang berpelajaran.
Kena terima hakikat kehidupan.
Kebanyakan majikan di Malaysia ada hati perut.
Tapi ada juga segelintir yang tidak berperasaan.
Itu memang tidak dinafikan.
Tetapi statement Irene Fernandez agak keterlaluan.
Hal2 sebegini berlaku juga di negara2 lain.
Amerika Syarikat, Hong Kong, Arab Saudi, Australia.
Padaku dia tak patriotik.
Padaku dia patut dicili mulutnya.
Tenaganita chief maintains some migrant workers not safe here
PETALING JAYA: Tenaganita executive director Irene Fernandez is standing by her comments that Malaysia is not a safe place for migrant workers, especially those in the informal sectors. She said these include those working without a regular employment contract such as domestic maids, cleaners and some plantation workers.
The activist said she would not apologise for her statements, and questioned the Government's alleged inaction towards migrant workers' human rights.
“I don't see this as unpatriotic."
“It will only be unpatriotic if I remain silent and not put right what is wrong,” she said in defying calls for her to apologise.
“Two countries within Asean Indonesia and Cambodia have frozen the recruitment and placement of domestic workers from Malaysia because of reports of human rights abuse,” she said at the Tenaganita office here yesterday.
Fernandez added that the freeze on domestic workers by the Indonesian and Cambodian governments were in place three years ago.
“So this did not come from my statement alone,” she said, referring to a suggestion that she may have affected bilateral relations with Indonesia.
Fernandez came under fire for saying in an interview with the Jakarta Post that she “appreciated” the Indonesian government's policy not to resume the sending of workers until the bilateral agreement spells out workers' rights. She also said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission had asked her to give a statement tomorrow.