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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 ...


    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com New maid sources awork in progress Maids from Bangladesh and Myanmar- brought to the city to bolster a shrinking workforce- are returning home just months after arriving, aggravating a shortage of domestic helpers. In addition, agencies supplying maids report that it is becoming increasingly difficult to hire Filipino helpers, as they are choosing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again Helpers from Myanmar look set to make a comeback- two months after the nation's government cautioned against sending more workers to Hong Kong in the wake of the alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid. A change of heart was signalled by officials in the capital Naypyidaw calling for the Myanmar Overseas ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Maid assault case: defendant 'too weak' to splash helper with hot water

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Defendant 'could not have splashed helper' A former civil servant was not capable of splashing hot water on her Bangladeshi maid in the way ... hot water down the maid's T-shirt. Raksona suffered first-to-second degree burns to her chest in the incident at Au's flat in Bauhinia Garden, Tseung Kwan O, on September 30, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant was 'taking a shower when Bangladeshi maid was assaulted'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Former civil servant tells court she emerged from bathroom to find her Bangladeshi helper missing and a policeman knocking at her door 'I was in shower when maid was hurt' A former civil servant accused of pouring scalding-hot water on her maid was in the shower at the time the alleged assault happened, the District Court heard yesterday. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former civil servant 'hurled abuse at Bangladeshi maid before assaulting her with hot water'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Bangladeshi helper alleges woman scolded her before pouring hot water on her chest Boss 'hurled abuse at maid before assault' A Bangladeshi maid ... pointed out that the maid understood only limited English. She also put to Raksona that since she had vomited, Au told her to take a rest shortly before the alleged assault took place. "She ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore City-state issues advisory to domestic maid agencies following complaints and media reports that workers were being marketed as commodities Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against “undignified” advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities. In an advisory ...

  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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