The Malaysian Human Resource Ministry has introduced restrictions on employing foreign maids as domestic servants. Human Resources Minister Dr S Subramaniam said
Malaysia can employ domestic servants from only seven countries inclusive of Sri Lanka .
Other countries are Laos , Myanmar , Cambodia , Thailand , India , and Philippines .
“Although maids from the Philippines have been coming here for a long time, their numbers have dwindled as they are demanding higher salaries and are opting to go elsewhere,” he added.