KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-five women of various nationalities, believed to be victims of human trafficking, were rescued by the police during raids conducted at three massage centres at Platinum Walk, Setapak here last Thursday.Read More
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade and fishing industry in 2015 and punish any public officials involved after international criticism of Thailand's failure to tackle the crime.Read More
Foreign domestic helpers fear they may be left out in Hong Kong's first law on working hours as a government adviser tasked with studying its enactment admit they have never talked about including maids throughout more than 2-1/2 years of discussion.Read More
SINGAPORE: Indonesian maid Supadmi Sidek has been with her employer for almost four years. She draws a salary of S$550 a month, what a new maid with no experience from her home country will earn from next year. When the increase kicks in, starting wages for Indonesian maids will be among the highest for foreign domestic workers in Singapore.Read More
Employers will have to pay more to hire an Indonesian maid from next year.
The Indonesian Embassy had announced in a letter to Singapore maid agents last month that maids from its country must be paid at least $550 a month, up from the current $500. The last round of increase was in September last year, from $450 to $500.Read More
Detainees have described chaotic scenes at the Christmas Island detention centre including claims guards have abandoned their posts amid riots at the facility.
Refugee groups on Monday morning said the centre's canteen had been burnt down and fences and walls knocked over.
Unrest has broken out among detainees on Christmas Island after the death of an Iranian refugee, the immigration department has confirmed.
The department said in a statement it was working with service providers “to resolve the situation”. It said no one had been injured in the disturbance.Read More