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Malaysian duo charged with abusing Indonesian maid

A Malaysian couple has been charged with beating, scalding and exploiting their Indonesian maid in the latest abuse case in Malaysia despite new rules to better protect maids, a prosecutor said on Saturday.

Saturday, 6 October, 2012, 12:02pm

Satirising the brutal treatment of domestic staff in India

As a young boy who travelled the world with his diplomat parents, Prashant Nair remembers that every summer they would return to Delhi for a long break.

During those 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.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:15pm

Hong Kong could face a maid shortage by 2017

Domestic helpers gather in Central to enjoy their day off. Hong Kong may soon be faced with an acute shortage of maids. Photo: David Wong

Domestic helper agencies in Hong Kong say there could be an acute shortage of maids by 2017 as the Indonesian and Philippines governments plan policies to discourage their citizens from doing such work overseas.

1 Sep 2012 - 8:15am

On the market

80 Robinson Road

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Pair jailed for importing 13 maids on fake papers

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Complaints about helper agencies rise

Complaints about agencies providing domestic helpers are on the increase, with employers feeling cheated when new staff never arrive, quit within days of starting or lack the necessary skills.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

Park life

Life would seem to be sweet for the old couple next door. Their daughter moved them from the wilds of Ma On Shan to North Point to be closer to their grandchildren, giving them a luxuriously furnished flat convenient for every need and providing a maid. But the pair are not happy.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am