10 Jul '11, 11pm

Foreign wives face dilemma in S'pore

Foreign wives face dilemma in S'pore

SINGAPORE: Some foreign wives on long-term visit passes are finding that life is fraught with uncertainty and anxiety. Putting their Singapore-born children through school, food on the table, a roof over their heads, or even just staying in the country - these are just some of daily battles they face. Family Service Centres (FSCs) which MediaCorp spoke to are seeing an increase in the number of foreign wives seeking assistance. According to the FSCs, the husbands of some of the women seeking help have either died or are in jail. Others have been abandoned by their husbands. While these woman can find employment as work permit holders, many are not equipped with the skills or qualifications to meet the requirements. There are no official statistics but their increasing numbers are a concern. Voluntary welfare organisation Yong-En Care Centre has seen 11 such cases this year...

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