I read online Straits Times and saw this news - PRESIDENT Joko Widodo said Indonesia will stop sending its women to work as maids overseas to preserve the country's dignity - and is working on a target to enforce this.
There are many comments that came in regarding this news and the one I most liked and agreed is this one:
"Dignity comes with making money using your own hands, without having to borrow, beg or steal. Having sufficient money to see through her kids' education, providing bread and butter for the family, saving for her own investment in farms, small businesses and more importantly for a comfortable retirement. That is what is called dignity."
Other comments go like this:
"Unless he can provide jobs for them, if not, another kind of resentment will surface! There is nothing wrong with working as a maid, is hard earn, "clean" money!"
"What is wrong with working as a maid? I respect these ladies as they sacrifice their comfort to come to a foreign country into others home to work hard & bring back money home to improve the family."