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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 ...

  2. Court ruling threatens foreign helpers' visas

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The issuing of work visas for foreign domestic helpers could be suspended tomorrow- when the Court of Appeal hands down judgment of a judicial review of a pay cut for maids ... levy on employers of foreign domestic helpers. Five maids- Julita Raza, Erma Geolamin, Soledad Pillas and Rose Marie Pascual, from the Philippines, and Eni Lestari Andayani Adi, from Indonesia- ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant faced hostility way before conviction for assault on maid

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Rejection at home came way before conviction There is definitely no place like home for former civil servant Au Wai-chun, who would get the cold shoulder from previously friendly neighbours and security guards whenever she ret ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant who poured boiling water on maid avoids jail due to medical condition

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:48pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman who scalded maid escapes jail A former civil servant convicted of pouring hot water on her Bangladeshi helper was told she had undermined the city's reputation as she was given a suspended six-month jail sentence in the District Court yesterday. Judge Pang Chung-ping told Au Wai-chun: "Not only did you destroy the trust foreign workers have ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son born and raised in Hong Kong loses permanent residency bid

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:43pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Court rules he and his mother, a Filipino maid, provided insufficient proof this was his home Teen born and raised in HK loses residency fight A teenager born and raised in Hong Kong as the son of a Filipino maid has lost his bid for permanent residency after the top court dismissed his challenge to an Immigration Department decision. A five-judge Court ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns ... reports of widespread abuse, including the case of an Indonesian maid who allegedly endured months of torture by her Hong Kong boss. Myanmar- which only last year passed a law that allowed its ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant found guilty of scalding maid with boiling water

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:54pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman guilty of harming helper A former civil servant has been convicted of pouring scalding hot water over a Bangladeshi maid who suffered burns on her chest. ... impossible. Pang also rejected the defence’s argument that the fully able-bodied Raksona would have resisted Au, saying the assault could have taken the maid by surprise. Au had been charged ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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