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Indonesian embassy warns maids to avoid Malaysia

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Indonesian maids should avoid working in Malaysia, their embassy in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday, after the latest domestic worker scandal there saw 105 women locked up and forced to work without pay. 

A young woman reads advertisements for "maids wanted" outside a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Indonesia has warned its nationals not to work as maids in Malaysia after a weekend raid freed 105 women who were confined against their will and forced to work without pay.

Malaysian authorities said they had freed 95 Indonesians, six Filipinas and four Cambodians who toiled as housemaids by day but were locked inside a building near the capital at night.

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