14 Aug '11, 12am

Enter the new maid... from Myanmar

Enter the new maid... from Myanmar

LEAVING HOME FOR BETTER PAY IN SINGAPORE Myanmar domestic helper Mya Mya Khaing's wish is to buy a car - not a house or land - after finishing her work stint here. She thinks it makes more sense, as she can rent it out for use as a taxi. 'My friend does that. She gets money every month,' said the 34-year-old when The Sunday Times met her yesterday. Ms Khaing recently started working for a second family here to better provide for her two schoolgoing children, aged 11 and seven. She first came here in 2009 and worked for a South Korean expatriate family until last December, when the family moved to Japan. Asked why she chose to work in Singapore, the former seamstress who had earned about $60 a month, said: 'Singapore salary is very high.' She now earns $470 monthly working for a Singaporean family. The divorcee was apprehensive when she first arrived because she was not sur...

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