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When maids want out, who pays?

March 2, 2014 - 12:48am


Manpower Ministry figures show that only 42 per cent of maids placed by agencies between February 2011 and 2013 stayed with the same employer for at least a year.

Some employers tell us about the quitters:

Ministry reminder: Don't put your maid in danger

April 4, 2012 - 1:52am



The Ministry of Manpower is reminding employers to ensure that their maids are not placed in a position where their safety is jeopardised, for example, when cleaning windows of a flat or hanging out laundry.

From a life of simplicity to one of complexity

March 25, 2012 - 11:39pm


TNP PHOTOS: Jonathan Choo

When she first saw the white, metallic box, Miss Iis Marfuah was perplexed. It hummed rhythmically and was cold on the inside.

Compensate maids who die on the job

March 23, 2012 - 1:52am


PHOTO: Courtesy of Ong Wee Liang

Last Saturday, an Indonesian maid fell 13 storeys and died while trying to put the laundry out to dry in a flat in Pasir Ris.

Hard at work

March 12, 2012 - 2:20am


TNP PHOTO: Kelvin Chng

She aspires to be a chef and to run her own restaurant one day but she is no culinary school student.

Miss Teresita Sinacoba Responso, 51, is one of the many maids working in Singapore who take enrichment courses.

Her two-hour daily rendezvous

March 10, 2012 - 8:57pm



Tara, 23, came here to work as a maid two years ago.

The Filipina does not get a day off, as her employers do not want her to mix with “bad company” when she goes out on her own.

Weekly rest day for maids mandatory from next year

March 6, 2012 - 1:51am


PHOTO: Ng Jun Sen

For the many foreign maids who work here, a day off is just not usual.

'Come down harder on errant bosses'

March 6, 2012 - 1:44am


PHOTO: The New Paper

Pampered and just plain lazy?

February 8, 2012 - 12:34am


THEY clean your room and make your bed in your home. So if you have moved to stay in a university hostel, it’s okay to get your maid to do the same for you, right?

Maid slashes employers and falls 15 storeys

November 16, 2011 - 11:31pm


THEY found their maid half-squatting outside the kitchen window of their high-end condominium apartment, her left hand holding on to the window frame, her right hand holding several knives.


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