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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD NEW DELHI

    Satirising the brutal treatment of domestic staff in India

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... holidays, he would witness a far greater contempt for poor Indians than any shown by the rich white Mississippi women towards their black maids in the Hollywood film, The Help. "I used to see ... years later, Nair, an engineering graduate and entrepreneur turned filmmaker, has just released his first feature film, Delhi in a Day, which portrays the routine mistreatment of maids, cooks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1026964/satirising-brutal-treatment-domestic-staff-india
  2. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Jakarta pays part of blood money to stop Saudis beheading maid for murder

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Jakartacontributes to 'blood money' family will pay to stop Saudi beheading for murder US$1.9m fee agreed to stop maid's execution Indonesia has agreed to pay US$1.9 million to stop the impending execution of an Indonesian maid, who is on death row in Saudi Arabia for murder, a minister said. Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464872/jakarta-pays-part-blood-money-stop-saudis-beheading-maid-murder
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'We are workers, not slaves!' Hundreds of maids march on Hong Kong government HQ

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'We are workers, we are not slaves', chants crowd as two groups meet at government HQ Maids march in their hundreds to seek better rights Hundreds of Indonesian maids marched through the streets yesterday to call for better labour rights- with some likening their working conditions to slavery. They also demanded Jakarta's action to crack down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444665/we-are-workers-not-slaves-hundreds-maids-march-hong-kong-government
  4. Public Eye

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Will the maids' voices ever be heard? Who's more valuable? The policeman who keeps criminals at bay or the domestic helper who keeps your baby safe, cooks the food and leans dangerously out of a high-rise to wash your windows? The maids will be marching today. Thousands will join the July 1 protest to demand the same minimum wage as local workers. But they can forget ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685429/public-eye
  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Database of maid abuse being compiled to stop agency exploitation

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:51pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... the employers at that address were usually disturbed when their maids failed to repay their loans. "Some employers simply choose to pay the money to avoid the disturbance," he said. Since recent helper-abuse allegations have come to light in Hong Kong, such as the case of injured Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, more attention has been paid to the excessive fees charged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454451/hku-and-anti-slavery-charity-liberty-asia-combine-fight-helper-abuse
  6. Wah Fung Mansion

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Tang Chung-him 27 Tai Hang Road, Mid-Levels East Age: 19 years Size: 2,087 sqft Layout: three bedrooms For sale: $14.6 million Agent: Landscope Surveyors Wah Fung Mansion is a 20-storey building, with one unit per floor. This apartment has three en suite bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, a balcony, kitchen and maid's room, all of which have excellent views ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510689/wah-fung-mansion
  7. Grime pays for maid who turned her life story into a bestseller

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Halder, the maid whose book about her life has become a bestseller. Halder, 31, is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame as the country's latest celebrity author. Until recently, she cleaned, ... In despair, she left her home in Durgapur outside Calcutta in 1999 and caught a train to New Delhi with her three children, where she found work as a maid. The families she worked for were selfish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548889/grime-pays-maid-who-turned-her-life-story-bestseller
  8. 1 Garden Terrace

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... renovated, and a maid's quarters and two covered car parks are also included. The complex is well maintained and there is a communal pool, a gym and a play area, with the Botanical Gardens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458712/1-garden-terrace
  9. House 12 Double Haven

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of which come with en suite bathrooms), a study, a balcony, a maid's room, utility room and a covered carpark. The development has a total of 36 houses and a swimming pool. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431127/house-12-double-haven
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian envoy Devyani Khobragade ‘heartened’ as US ends case over maid

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Envoy's relief as U.S. ends case over maid An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international incident has had charges against ... for her housekeeper and lying about the maid's pay. The judge did what the law required... the rule of law prevailed LAWYER DANIEL ARSHACK But the ruling leaves open the possibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1447687/indian-envoy-devyani-khobragade-heartened-us-ends-case-over-maid

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