14 Sep '18, 12pm

MOM investigating cases of maids being 'sold' on Carousell

MOM investigating cases of maids being 'sold' on Carousell

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is investigating cases of maids being "sold" on online retail platform Carousell. In a statement on Friday evening (Sept 14), the ministry said that it is "aware of cases where foreign domestic workers are being marketed inappropriately on... Carousell". "We are investigating these cases, and have arranged for these listings to be taken down," it added. In listings put up by user @maid.recruitment, the faces of several maids, allegedly from Indonesia, were posted. Some of the profiles even indicate that the maids have been "sold". In response to queries from The Straits Times, a Carousell spokesman said such listings are not allowed on the marketplace in accordance with its community guidelines. "Although no actual sale was transacted, the listings implied restricted transactions, and if detected, these will be removed from the ma...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mom-investigating-...

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