27 Jan '11, 1pm

agak gimana gitu bacanya . . . =| ---> Blame poor employers, and no day off: via @addthis

THE report ('Maid agencies, bosses can help prevent high-rise falls'; Monday) noted that two in three maids treated at Tan Tock Seng Hospital following high-impact falls were Indonesians. It was suggested that as they came from villages, they were unaware of the dangers of working in high-rise buildings. Our experience is that more than 95 per cent of maids who died from such falls were Indonesians. Filipino maids also come from villages, but few suffer such falls. We also found that large numbers of Indonesians were employed in high-rise flats in Hong Kong and they were also mostly from villages. However, the death rate from falls there is significantly lower than that in Singapore. Our conclusion: A significant number of the maids fell because they were trying to escape their employers' homes or commit suicide as they could not endure the working conditions. More Indones...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_628628...

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