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Book review: Born Out of Place, by Nicole Constable

Ara (a pseudonym, as with other interviewees in this book for privacy protection), a domestic migrant worker from Indonesia, recalls a night she went out drinking with a fellow domestic worker in Hong Kong.

2 Jun 2014 - 10:09AM

Ara (a pseudonym, as with other interviewees in this book for privacy protection), a domestic migrant worker from Indonesia, recalls a night she went out drinking with a fellow domestic worker in Hong Kong.

Book review: Born Out of Place, by Nicole Constable
Hong Kong's misguided laws failing to halt abuse of foreign domestic helpers

Stomach-churning images of 23-year-old Erwiana Sulistyaningsih surfaced on social media this week, once again shaming Hong Kong for condoning physical violence against migrant domestic workers. Erwiana was allegedly beaten, burned and tortured to such an extent that she was left in a critical condition.

21 Jan 2014 - 10:37AM

Stomach-churning images of 23-year-old Erwiana Sulistyaningsih surfaced on social media this week, once again shaming Hong Kong for condoning physical violence against migrant domestic workers. Erwiana was allegedly beaten, burned and tortured to such an extent that she was left in a critical condition.

Hong Kong's misguided laws failing to halt abuse of foreign domestic helpers
We must break the culture of silence over sex crimes

I became interested in sex crime in Hong Kong several months ago when a friend mentioned that it was often not officially documented here because of a desire to keep crime statistics low. Hong Kong values its appearance as a clean, crime-free, safe city, open for international investment and travel. To portray it as otherwise could mean a drop in business and tourism revenue.

25 Apr 2013 - 3:03AM

I became interested in sex crime in Hong Kong several months ago when a friend mentioned that it was often not officially documented here because of a desire to keep crime statistics low. Hong Kong values its appearance as a clean, crime-free, safe city, open for international investment and travel. To portray it as otherwise could mean a drop in business and tourism revenue.

We must break the culture of silence over sex crimes