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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Help for the helpers: New Hong Kong employment agency aims to stamp out 'modern-day slavery'

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Angharad Hampshire

    ... Angharad Hampshire Failed by the system, many domestic helpers are forced into debt bondage- or modern-day slavery- by unscrupulous recruiters. Now, an ethical employment agency is seeking ... and general manager of the Fair Employment Agency, a new not-for-profit recruitment organisation for foreign domestic workers. The problem is debt bondage, a state in which employees- in this case ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Tricks and stones: the gem traders of Chanthaburi

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Luke Duggleby

    ... was in jail, serving a seven-year sentence for drug dealing. Hailing from a Chanthaburi gemstone family, he had tried to pay off a gambling debt by selling marijuana and amphetamines, he says. Phaiboon ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: snake angel

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:52pm by RONG XIAOQING

    ... to collect debts. In 1993, however, the sophisticated human-smuggling empire she had built imploded when the Golden Venture, a cargo ship carrying 300 Chinese illegal immigrants, including some ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Megacities of Asia Part III: The rise of the 'Megaregion'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am

    ... there are two blots on the horizon: firstly, as the West battles with recession, huge debts and a rising welfare bill, it’s cutting back on the mad consumerism of the 20th century and spending less, so ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: take no prisoner

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... individuals had usually sold themselves because of debt and poverty. Slavery in China continued in various guises for more than 2,000 years. It was only in the 20th century that slavery was formally ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:09pm by Mark Peters

    ... Lennon in the foetal position just hours before he was murdered, Leibovitz ran into financial woes in 2009 as she struggled to clear a reported US$24 million debt, which almost cost her ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48pm

    ... extra spice, Von Trier changes Joe’s profession to debt collector/extortionist. But this, and some further plot twists, can’t prevent the latter parts of Joe’s story from moving to the point ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING


    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:37am by ATLANTIC

    ... 21- Apr 20) Don’t worry too much about money. You’ll find a way to pay any debts you’ve accumulated in the weeks ahead. You may have to make some painful choices but it will be more painful ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Snack attack: lo poh beng

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 11:00pm by Susan Jung

    ... an impoverished husband creating a cake and selling them to buy back his wife, who had sold herself to pay off the family's debts.   ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Separation anxiety: meet Iranian director Asghar Farhadi

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:35pm by James Mottram

    ... snakes in the desert to repay a debt to his in-laws. Of course, his filmmaking career goes back further: born in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, the second of four boys, he made 8mm ...




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