Tag: abuse

China denies allegations of forced labour at Shanghai prison

China Monday denied allegations that prisoners were being used for forced labour, after a British newspaper reported that a London schoolgirl found a message in a Christmas card claiming to be from inmates at Shanghai's Qingpu Prison. Supermarket giant Tesco said at the weekend it...

China says it will continue ‘training’ Xinjiang people

China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue "training" residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and control of the region's Uighur population. Rights groups estimate more than a million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim...

Employer allegedly forces domestic helper to wash clothes until hands bleed

The friend of a foreign domestic worker shared photos of her friend’s bloody hands, saying the latter was not allowed to use a washing machine and was forced by the employer to wash clothes by hand. The photos shared show hands with skin flaking off,...

Domestic helper jailed for cruelly forcing a chilli padi into a child’s mouth and caning her

On Monday, December 10, an Indonesian domestic helper was given a six-month jail sentence for serious mistreatment of her seven-year-old charge. When the little girl misbehaved, the helper stuffed a chilli padi into her mouth, caned her on the shoulder and hit her on...

Woman suddenly fell ill in the middle of court hearing sentencing her for domestic helper abuse

In a strange, almost suspicious turn of events, Anita Damu, also known as Shazana Abdullah in court documents, suddenly took ill in the middle of a court hearing where she was being sentenced for repeatedly abusing her domestic helper, who had permanent scars from...

Maid commits suicide after being locked up for three months straight

Fashion designer Lisa Von Tang took to Facebook over the weekend to bring to light a rather rampant issue – the abuse of domestic helpers. In her post, story of how her helper’s “friend's cousin died yesterday, after having been locked up by her...

Cat murdered by laundry dryer shocks Malaysia

On Wednesday, September 12,  Malaysians were confronted by the gruesome news of a pregnant cat found murdered in a dryer of a laundry in Kuala Lumpur. The horrible discovery was made by unsuspecting customers who were about to unload their washed, wet laundry into...

Employer yells at and humiliates maid in public for giving child a biscuit

A video of an employer yelling at her domestic helper for giving her son a biscuit has made rounds through the Internet and social media. Not only does the lady scream at her helper at the top of her lungs, she does so in...

US rights report: 721 deaths in Malaysian prisons!

A US human rights report on Malaysia indicated the country saw a massive number of prisoners dying in Malaysian prisons across the country. The report said in May last year the government revealed that from the beginning of 2013 through April (2016), 721 prisoners died...

Get real, MOM

By Bernard Pereira Many employers, I suspect, are getting away with blue murder when they misclassify their workers as “Independent Contractors”  instead of “Employees”. The main reason is obvious: they want to bypass the CPF contribution requirement, in particular, and other fringe benefits due to the worker. Is the...