Joan Guting was a domestic helper in Hong Kong. Photo: Supplied

‘Justice for Joan’: Supporters of Filipino domestic helper who died of cervical cancer face legal hurdles in fight to ‘restore her dignity’

  • Joan Guting, who had late-stage cervical cancer and acute renal failure, was forced out to the streets in May 2017 after her employers suddenly dismissed her
  • Eight months after her death, Guting’s supporters are trying to seek damages for discrimination but say they face obstacles after the Legal Aid Department revoked legal aid for her case
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Joan Guting was a domestic helper in Hong Kong. Photo: Supplied
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Suyanti Sutrinso. Photo: The Straits Times

Starved, beaten with hammer, forced to sleep with dog: worst domestic worker abuse cases of Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

  • The Singaporeans jailed this week for ordering their domestic worker to eat her own vomit were not a one-off
  • From Hong Kong’s Erwiana to an Indonesian beaten with bamboo, here are some of Asia’s most notorious cases of helper abuse
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Suyanti Sutrinso. Photo: The Straits Times
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