Come on, this is Singapore. You can't compare metrics on the numbers of articles on maid abuse to rate them comparatively. The HK press is rather open like the US or other western presses. Who knows how much abuse in Singapore doesn't go reported at all, let alone reported and you never hear about it.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Looking at the demonstrations and such and the recent case of maid abuse with the Indonesian maid in HK would tend to say there are equal amount of both types there. Sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don't know.
http://qz.com/176354/how-hong-kong-maid ... hout-asia/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/arti ... kong-maids
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/99794/ ... e-of-maids
That said, ignoring bad apple employers that illegally (by almost any legal system) abuse their maids, and focus on maid's rights. Minimally, Hong Kong maids have had days off in writing for as long as I know. Maids can are allowed to live on their own away from their employers if they so chose and their employer agrees. There are avenues to something 'after being a maid', be it real employments or emigration elsewhere (the OP's maid's rationale). None of this is possible in Singapore, outside of extremely extremely rare edge cases. Maids can't even *marry* a local without the governments permission as they're legally lesser humans by SG law.