Tag: foreign domestic helpers in Singapore

Current maid shortage one effect of Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore—The country is experiencing a shortage of domestic helpers at present, with the demand for maids exceeding the supply, according to a report from...
Parti Liyani, Anil Balchandani (FB screengrab)

Defence lawyer in acquitted maid case, “We had to convince the judge, look, why...

Singapore—In a video interview, Anil Balchandani, the lawyer of acquitted domestic helper Parti Liyani, talked about the uphill battle he faced in mounting her...

Netizen on Parti Liyani case calls for accountability from authorities

Singapore—On Friday, September 4, news broke that the conviction of Indonesian domestic helper Parti Liyani for theft of items amounting to S$34,000 had been...

Crowdfunding raises over S$28,000 for Indonesian helper wrongfully convicted of stealing from CAG chairman

Singapore—A crowdfunding campaign has raised over S$28,000 for Parti Liyani, the domestic helper from Indonesia whose 2019 conviction for stealing from her former employer...
Parti Liyani, Anil Balchandani (FB screengrab)

Helper acquitted of theft on appeal: AGC, MOM studying whether further action is needed...

Singapore — In the case of a successful appeal against conviction on theft charges by  Indonesian domestic helper Parti Liyani, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC)...

Lawyer who appealed successfully for Indonesian helper says there are many others like her

Singapore — The lawyer who appealed successfully against the conviction of Indonesian domestic helper Parti Liyani has been praised not only by the judge...

Public calls for compassion and empathy toward FDWs who work on their rest days

Singapore – Compassion and empathy towards foreign domestic workers (FDWs) was once again highlighted on social media, with employers urging others to let their...

Jolovan Wham: MOM’s restrictive advisory on maids worsens their already stressful lives

Singapore—Activist Jolovan Wham, a longtime champion of migrant workers' rights, has written a letter to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo that has since gone viral....

Employers of Filipino maid killed in hit and run offer to educate her children

Singapore—Lyn Ocampo Santos, the 49-year-old domestic helper from the Philippines who was killed on Saturday, December 7, when a driver lost control over his...

Maids in Singaporean households no longer a luxury; dependence on FDWs projected to rise

In less than a decade, the number of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Singapore has spiked to approximately 27% — from about 201,000 in...
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