What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost
On the Social Welfare Department's admission that its contractor put asylum seekers in accommodation that is unfit for habitation:
Lee Soh Geok - Nothing to do with skin colour. HK has always had such problems since the early days of refugees from Indochina in the 1970/80s. It's always a matter of resources availability, planning and priorities.
Karim Bettache - Going to prison for life as Bo Xilai is doing seems a better fate than these people face.
Law Hin Lau - How about putting them in a three-star hotel at HK taxpayers' expense. Even those living in partitioned flats don't complain.
Bjorn Berg - Just a small amount of HK's ample resources would improve the lot of these people by a great extent. The contractor just didn't want to spend any money at all.
Wendy Yap - You should be grateful for whatever is given, no one owes you a living.
On the ordeal of Indonesian domestic helper Kartika Puspitasari at the hands of her two employers who were sentenced to jail for abusing her:
Patrick Shu Wing Lee - If you treat the domestic helpers well as members of your families, they will serve you equally.
Jessie Tong - Do we know why that couple behaved that way? Most extraordinary.
Jamal Afzal - I think there should be [a] monthly online/by phone check-in system where all domestic helpers should call in or log in with their secret passwords, and if one person hasn't checked in for a period of time then it should alert HK police who should pay them a visit.