One thousand Cambodian women will be sent each month to work as domestic workers in Malaysia after a long-awaited agreement between the two countries is inked, thus ending Cambodia’s two-year moratorium on the trade, Malaysian state media reported Monday. According to Malaysian news agency Bernama, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he received a telephone call Monday from Othsman Hassan, secretary of state at Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor, about lifting the moratorium to fill Malaysia’s need for domestic workers. “They will be sent here once the memorandum of understanding between the Malaysian government and Cambodia is finalized and
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