A security bond is a binding pledge of $5,000 to the government applied to the employers to ensure that they keep their responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of their employed FDWs. It protects the welfare of the FDWs by ensuring prompt payment of salary and timely repatriation. It is required for every helper hired unless he/she is Malaysian. Should the employer violate the Work Permit conditions of his/her FDW, the entirety of the security bond would be forfeited. A maid insurance policy could be purchased to cover the security bond. This would protect the employer from forfeiting his/her security bond should unwanted situations arise, for example, maids running away, etc. For more information, please refer to Medical Insurance & Security Bond. For the detailed and latest information, please refer to MOM website.