On the difficult conditions endured by subdivided flat tenants during the hot weather:
Wendy Yap - Even my dog sleeps in an air-conditioned room. The chief priority of the government is to lessen the suffering of the poor.
Jessie Tong - Tung Chee-hwa proposed increased public housing before. He was booed out of office. If he had succeeded, less people would need to live in subdivided flats.
Sam Ho - It is a shame that [the] subdivided flat business thrives in Hong Kong, which as an international hub is expected to be an affluent society. Such an unscrupulous business practice, which inhumanely treats people as merely cash cows, should be cracked down on. And to this end, it [behoves] the government to build more public housing to accommodate the needs of the underprivileged and to alleviate and bring down the skyrocketing property prices.
Cameron Tang - Hong Kong summers are just too hot. Poor families.
Ursula Ng - A complete disgrace! On a survey which shows that many foreign domestic workers are in debt:
Trisha Hart - Shouldn't we be hiring local domestic workers? And the foreign domestic workers should be required to take financial courses before they get in trouble with the many temptations of Hong Kong?
Yi Long - These hard-working women deserve so much more than this.
Barry Yau - Hopefully the domestic foreign workers can get a better deal. I guess that 'expatriate workers' (for example, anyone with a white face who can't speak a word of Cantonese) don't suffer the same problems.
Davood Jalili - Does this mean we have to brace ourselves for an increase in the domestic workers' wages?Topics: Geography Social Issues Hong Kong Political Geography Hong Kong Social Issues