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MAIDS HELP ECONOMY

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 January, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 January, 2003, 12:00am
 

I refer to the report by 'Name and Address Supplied' headlined 'Maids are well paid' (South China Morning Post, January 15) and all the other letters I have read in these columns expressing the same opinion.


Maids may well be better paid in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the region, but compared to their employers and other expatriates they earn a pittance.


Why should the lowest paid and hardest working (and sometimes mistreated) among us be subjected to a tax they can hardly afford, where plenty of others can?


These helpers enable better-paid and, therefore, higher taxpayers to continue to work and, as a result, the government reaps the benefits.


AMANDA WALKER


Happy Valley


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