Tag: foreign domestic helpers in Singapore

Husband suspected in death of domestic worker whose remains were found tied to a tree

Singapore—The remains of 34-year-old Jonalyn Alvarez Raviz, a Filipino who worked in Singapore as a domestic helper, were found tied to a tree in a forested area along Tampines Road in September of last year. Her husband, now a suspect in her murder, had fled...

Charity for foreign domestic workers throws birthday party for maids at its Singapore bicentennial celebration

Singapore— A charity aimed to upskill domestic helpers held a party not only in honour of the country’s bicentennial and National Day, but to also celebrate the domestic helpers who are part of our daily life. There was also a special birthday cake for the...

Remittance firms charging maids exorbitant interest fees on loans will be stopped, says MAS

To protect the interests of foreign domestic helpers, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) strongly prohibits remittance firms to continue providing loan services to these hapless domestic workers. Such prohibition will be implemented beginning September 10, 2019. However, the rule will not cover existing loans,...