Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong's Victoria Park. Officials from the country have mooted a policy that would stop women working overseas as maids. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong’s domestic worker shortage: Bangladesh can help out, even if Indonesia can’t

  • Hong Kong needs more foreign domestic workers, not only to care for its ageing population, but also to counter a policy long threatened by Indonesia
  • Bangladesh could be a new source – but the city had faced problems in hiring from there previously
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong's Victoria Park. Officials from the country have mooted a policy that would stop women working overseas as maids. Photo: AFP
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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.