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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 September, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 September, 2013, 3:27am

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.

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