Malaysia to consider French maids as alternative to Indonesian maids

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian authorities have announced that they are in talks with the French government to allow migrant workers from France to work here as domestic helpers and also possibly low-skilled workers in the manufacturing, food preparation and construction industries. This followed the somewhat icy relationship between Malaysia and Indonesia caused by allegations of abuse recently.

“We have to accept that relying on Indonesian maids is simply not sustainable in the long run,” said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam when met after officiating an event here. “The already tense relationship caused by the cases of employers abusing their maids and of maids abusing their employers’ children is not helped by people fanning the fire,” said Subramaniam, referring to political and NGO leaders from both sides making statements in the media recently. “The ‘temporary’ maid freeze, imposed by Indonesia since 2009 has put a lot of strain on Malaysian parents trying to juggle their hectic work hours and homes duties. And the longer we take to solve these issues, the worse it gets for them. So we need to think outside the box.

HELPFUL AND HARDWORKING: French maids are as good as Indonesian maids, and come with their own uniforms

“After looking around the region for alternative sources of domestic helpers, we’ve decided that French maids were the best answer.”

The minister said that French maids were just as efficient, hardworking and organised as their Indonesian counterparts. “If you can put aside the inconvenience of possibly having to learn French to get them to do your housework, French maids are a very good option. In fact, in some aspects they are the better option,” said Subra. “They look good, and come complete with their own uniform.

“Not to mention, our two cultures are completely different, so it avoids the uncomfortable situation of fighting over wayang kulit, batik or who owns what song and all that,” he said, referring to Indonesia and Malaysia’s fight over the ownership of the folk songĀ Rasa Sayang and the Negaraku/Terang Bulan argument.

Subra said that this move would benefit both nations, considering Malaysia’s stronger economic position. “Malaysian employers would certainly welcome the French maids. I’ve had so many positive feedback from professionals requiring domestic help. So many of my friends, fathers of small children who need someone to watch over them, have asked me to expedite this deal.

“The maids, in turn, would find a better life here in our great country, compared to their desolate existence in their backward, mainly agro-based homeland. Many would take up the opportunity to leave their vineyards and work in our metropolitan, urban cities. It’s every French girl’s dream,” he said confidently.

Subra said that he will be leading a contingent of 200 Malaysian experts to study the maid situation in France in July. “This is a serious situation, and we need to study this carefully. We will start our French language and cultural lessons next week to acclimatise ourselves, including going on a strictly French food diet and familiarising ourselves with French culture. In fact, I’ve already replaced having rice at home with French fries. It’s a good source of carbohydrates. My officers and I are quite stoked to check out the quality of maids there.

“Hopefully, this deal will happen. Oui?

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15 responses to “Malaysia to consider French maids as alternative to Indonesian maids

  1. Hmm.. if only this was true :P

    Actually I prefer Japanese girls in French maid outfit :P

  2. danielctw

    Any maid would be okay, as long they have the french maid costumes… hohoho

  3. mahathir

    bring those maids over here, plzzzz……..

  4. JFK

    Malaysians will be french toast if it happens!!

  5. Pascale

    More like migrants from the French African countries to be sent as maids…so don’t put your hopes high thinking it’s the Oo La La French girls!

  6. romano roma

    french toast or wear french cap? LOL

  7. Hariz

    french, huh??? isn’t that french maid are too expensive to paid??

  8. Mohd Affandi

    bosnian? we share same muslim faith..

  9. Reniv yong

    Hahaha,What an idiot! Are you sure these guys trying to get a free exploration all expenses paid for to visit France. A first world country sending maids to a thurd world country which can only pay pittance which i see old, fat haggard maids.

  10. Tim

    France, backward? Wow!! Did he says…compared to their desolate existence in their backward, mainly agro-based homeland. What a great comparison!! We should be exporting Renault cars to France. Maaysia Bleh!!

  11. CVNOV15

    Migrant workers in France are mostly BLACKS from African nations

    White french girls? In your dreams

  12. David leb Bong

    Another misguided tax payer funded botch-to-be by the Bolehland government……….CVNOV15 is dead right!
    French fries – hah! the French hardly take them, that is why they are slim, agile in bed and promiscuous – expect the l’etranger d’Afrique du nord Monsieur Subra! Please do not waste tax payers’ money with your ‘tour de France’ Tu es fou!

  13. danielctw

    One good thing about this blog is I also love reading the comments

  14. the awesome bit about parody news sites are when some readers clearly do not understand satirical articles.

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