Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has reassured domestic helpers that no discrimination or offence was intended over her earlier comments about Filipino maids having affairs with their expatriate bosses.
Since the 1970s, foreign domestic workers have been permitted to stay in Hong Kong to address the city's shortage of local, full-time live-in helpers. At present, their minimum allowable wage is HK$4,310 per month.
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