Minister Ng Yen Yen said courses would be conducted which teach the "maids" how to manage the home and caring for children and the elderly. This course would be available to Malaysian women aged 18 years and above. Participants who attended the course would be awarded a Distinguished Honorary "Degree" in Home Management (BA Home) and their job title would be "Home Managers". And for those who may want to pursue further and higher qualification, we may soon have Master in Home Management (MA Home) and Doctorate in Scientific Home Management which will carry the title Dogtors (Dgr Home),
According to Dr Ng, the word "maids" would not be allowed to be used as it is derogatory and seditious.
Dr. Ng said that these Malaysian domestic helpers could be paid up to RM2,000 a month - four times what Malaysians commonly pay helpers from Indonesia.
"In the long term, we want our families to be looked after by Malaysian caregivers," Ng said according to the Star daily.
Malaysian women will be encouraged to train as domestic helpers in a government programme aimed at reducing the country's dependency on foreign workers.
(Note: The news above are exaggerated and sensationalized) Read the actual news about it here at Malaysiakini and also at TheStar Online