Indonesian anger at 'maids on sale' ad
- Published: 30 Oct 2012 at 17.01
- Online news:
JAKARTA - An advertisement in Malaysia offering Indonesian maids "on sale" has gone viral online in Indonesia and sparked new outrage over an issue that has long divided the two countries.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has phoned his Malaysian counterpart to complain and web users have vented their anger over the flyers tacked to trees in Kuala Lumpur which read "Indonesian maids now on sale!!"
"Now your housework and cooking come easy. You can rest and relax. Deposit only 3,500 ringgit ($US1,150)" reads the ad, which was posted online at the weekend by an Indonesian campaigner for migrant workers' rights.
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