Indonesia to end Saudi maid ban

Bangkok Post 28 January 2013

Indonesia will sign an agreement to lift its ban on maids working in Saudi Arabia when president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono travels to the Middle East on Thursday, according to reports.

Arabic-language daily Okaz reported on Sunday that Indonesia has agreed to end the restrictions it imposed on domestic workers being sent to Saudi in 2011, when an Indonesian worker was beheaded after being convicted of murdering her Saudi employer. (continue reading...)