Indonesian maids replenish themselves during hot weather at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. Hong Kong is home to some 350,000 foreign domestic workers, with 156,000 of them coming from Indonesia. Photo: Nora Tam

Widodo: Halting domestic worker exodus will take at least five years

Indonesian president hopes to train citizens so they will no longer need to work as domestic helpers

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Indonesian maids replenish themselves during hot weather at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. Hong Kong is home to some 350,000 foreign domestic workers, with 156,000 of them coming from Indonesia. Photo: Nora Tam
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.