Home News Featured News Jolovan Wham says MOM should ban employers from keeping maids’ phones, netizens...

Jolovan Wham says MOM should ban employers from keeping maids’ phones, netizens respond with own experiences

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Human rights activist Jolovan Wham, fresh from being found guilty of scandalizing the judiciary under the new contempt of court laws this week, is causing a bit of a stir on social media by calling on the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to forbid employers from holding on to the possessions of foreign workers, in the same way that the Ministry has forbidden them from withholding their salaries.

https://www.facebook.com/jolovan.wham/posts/10156801031444810

He continued with the line of reasoning that if agencies are not allowed to do this, employers should not be allowed to do so either.

His post reads, “In addition to banning employers from keeping the salaries of migrant workers, MOM should also ban employers from keeping their personal property, especially hand phones! Too many have complained about unreasonable restrictions on phone usage. Since it is already an offence for agencies to do this, it should apply to employers too.”

- Advertisement -

While some netizens agreed with Mr. Wham, saying that this should just be common sense, others, presumably some foreign workers themselves, have responded with stories of this actually happening to them.

Other netizens also expressed their agreement with Mr. Wham

 

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Mixed reactions to Shanmugam’s promise to install ‘many more’ police cameras across Singapore

Singapore—Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament on Monday (March 1) that many more cameras will be installed in Singapore in addition to the 90,000 already located in public places such as car parks, neighbourhood centres and Housing...

‘Can we get a breakdown on those numbers?’ asks PSP’s Kumaran Pillai

Singapore — Progress Singapore Party's (PSP) Kumaran Pillai took to Facebook on Monday (Mar 1) to clarify his party's position. He made it clear the PSP did not want to close the Singapore economy but wanted a breakdown of the number...

Father tells daughter $650 monthly allowance is not enough and threatens to sue

  Bullied by her father who wants more money, a woman is asking how much children should give their parents once they start working. The post has gone viral. It was submitted to the anonymous confessions platform, the NUSwhispers Facebook page. NUSwhispers cannot...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent