Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Underaged Myanmar maids working in S'pore

Singapore's AsiaOne News reports on underage Myanmar migrant women being recruited as maids in Singapore.
Girls from Myanmar, some as young as 16 years old, are being sent to Singapore to work as maids, say agents and recruiters. The Straits Times reported that these girls used passports with false ages to enter Singapore as domestic workers.  In 2005, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) set a requirement that all foreign maids in Singapore must be at least 23 years old... There are currently 206,000 maids here with the majority from Philippines and Indonesia, and only an estimated 10,000 are from Myanmar.  Myanmar maids earn about $400 and $420 a month in Singapore, according to the report.

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