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‘No domestic helpers allowed’ sign in Hong Kong club is a travesty of city’s international image

PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 April, 2018, 4:30pm
UPDATED : Monday, 23 April, 2018, 4:30pm

I refer to your report on the ban on domestic helpers entering a pool area of the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club (“‘No domestic helpers allowed’ sign at Hong Kong private club called discriminatory”, April 22).

Hong Kong is an international city, as it welcomes everyone from around the world. It is even billed as “Asia’s world city”. It is ironic that when social media and people in general hail Hong Kong as a multinational metropolis with a mix of unique and diverse cultures, we have premises with signs that say: “No domestic helpers allowed”.

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Such a sign only reflects the level of discrimination towards those we hire to work in Hong Kong households. This is akin to the racism faced by black people in many societies.

It will require more than laws to fix this problem, because the fault is not in the regulation but in the hearts of the people.

Annie Lui, Kwai Chung