Should domestic helpers enjoy equal rights to apply for permanent Hong Kong residency?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 9:48am
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 9:48am

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People who read SCMP you would think would be the most likely to back domestic helpers but even here they overwhelmingly don't. General HK it would be 95% of people against. It would be absolute chaos if they win. The outcry of HK people against the chief executive would be so bad that China would have to come in and overturn the ruling.
How can a city that cannot house their wn people allow 250,000 domestic helpers get residency and bring their families over.
Housing would be nonexistent, unemployment would skyrocket, taxes would massively increase and school classes will be packed with overworked teachers.
There will be westerners who have the ability to easily leave HK with kids in international schools who will say I am over exaggerating but actually I am not. Each year 10s of thousands of helpers will become electable and they will bring their families over and they will live off welfare.
Their employment contract stipulates that they are not entitled to apply for permanent residents. There is also an agreement between the Hong Kong and Phillipines government that they are here strictly for employment only! It's a waste of taxpayers money that this case even goes to the court, it's all because the so-called pan democrats and human rights activists trying to stir up s__t!