Daily Archives: 2012-08-14

Punishment for Moonlighting Maids – Excessive?

By Lim Wen Juin and Rachel Low – We refer to the Channel NewsAsia report “3 ex-maids fined for ‘moonlighting’”. We read this report with great sadness. These foreign domestic workers were fined between $3,000 and $5,500, which may be more than the average FDW’s yearly income. Yet, their only wrong was to have done household chores for people other …

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ST's Factual Inaccuracies and Innuendos : Tan Jee Say's Response

By Tan Jee Say – After nearly 2 weeks of to-ing and fro-ing, the Straits Times  finally published my letter pointing out the factual inaccuracies and innuendos in their earlier article.  I reproduce below my original letter and ST's published one. (Words underscored in my original letter were not included in ST's published letter, including reference to the distress that …

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