Wednesday, December 07, 2005

1st World but with Z-th World mentality!

Now you know why they don’t mind hanging people!

Read this
report from the Aussie ABC, and weep.

The American-based organisation Human Rights Watch says Singapore is failing to ensure even the most basic rights for women migrant workers in the territory.

In a new report, Human Rights Watch says foreign maids suffer beatings and forced confinement.

The report paints a grim picture of young women trapped in apartment blocks, beaten, sometimes raped, killed or driven to suicide by their employers.

Ruthless agents often pocket much of their meagre salaries.

The authors of the report say they believe such abuse is widespread in Singapore where 150,000 foreigners, mostly young women from countries like Indonesia, are employed as domestic workers.

In the past six years at least 147 have died there.

The BBC has a slightly expanded report.

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