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  1. Question of the week: Which political figure do you admire the most?

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sharon Luk, 14 George Washington is the political leader I admire the most. He was born at a time when slavery was allowed, but felt that slavery was wrong. Even though he didn't make any adjustments to stop slavery, it was because he was overly conc ...

  2. Two-week rule for helpers could be exacerbating cases of abuse

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... domestic helpers to leave the city within two weeks upon termination of their contract'. I suspect it is being abused by a few employers. Maybe the Guidebook for the Employment of Domestic ... employers to intimidate good helpers who intend to finish their contracts. This two-week rule is not clear in the case of an abused helper as mentioned on Page 12, Clause 11, when the helper finds ...

  3. Maid's murder trial puts spotlight on abuse

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Paul Baylis

    ... Paul Baylis in Singapore Defence says she killed Singapore employer over ill-treatment With Malaysians reeling from the horrific abuse of a maid in recent days, neighbouring Singapore has also been gripped by a trial involving allegations of abuse against a foreign domestic helper. But in this case, it is the maid who is on trial. Sundarti Supriayanto, a 23-year-old Indonesian, ...

  4. Women make worst customers: survey

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... service staff on the abuse they take from customers. For 53.6 per cent of the workers, the gender of customers made a difference as to how they were treated. Of these, 81.3 per cent said ... workers have a one-night stand with them. Workers also complained they had been subject to verbal abuse and even physical violence. Abuse included customers making unreasonable demands, urinating ...

  5. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Even before moving to Thailand, Malina Zlatkova Enlund had heard stories about children being subjected to sexual abuse and then sold to human ... in a hospital ward. The girl had been severely abused by an uncle since she was two; Enlund sought to ease her anguish by taking her books and toys. Later, she converted the girl to Christianity shortly ...

  6. Rosy picture of helpers' lives is far removed from reality

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the home of the employer in a very private sphere. That lends itself to a multitude of abuses by unscrupulous employers. The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor interviewed 2,500 foreign domestic ... and verbal abuse, including a significant incidence of sexual abuse. Clearly, the law fails to protect workers sufficiently. There is a judicial process to address the grievances and settle ...

  7. Plight of many foreign domestic helpers goes largely unnoticed

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prosper. Their modest incomes sometimes enable them to buy property back home or put relatives through university. But many suffer a level of abuse that shames the good name of Hong Kong. Verbal and physical abuse by employers is common, as is financial extortion by employment agencies. Protection under existing law and/or its enforcement, is inadequate. Justice is further often denied because ...

  8. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as the Cheungs' with Marsiah tend to be the exception. Reports sporadically crop up of abusive employers and malicious helpers. Although cases that warrant legal action are rare, relations between ...

  9. No timetable on mainland maids, says think-tank chief

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... helpers because of language and cultural differences. The issues include a consideration of restrictions aimed at stopping an abuse of the system by people trying to bring mainland wives ... and there isn't any concrete conclusion or recommendation'. Legislators have raised doubts about the possibility of mainland maids. Labour lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan fears people abusing the system ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and prevent any abuse of the procedure, members said. ...




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