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Govt probing ‘exploitation’ of Orang Asli women by foreigners

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says news report on 'marriages of convenience' merits further investigation to ensure the welfare of the Orang Asli women and kids.

Let cops probe sexual assault claim against DAP man, says Nga

The Perak DAP chief responds to news reports that a state exco member had allegedly raped his Indonesian maid.

Govt has filed appeal against acquittal of woman in death of...

The prosecution is waiting for case management by the Court of Appeal to fix a hearing date, says official from Attorney-General's Chambers.

Soldier, Tinker, Tailor or Caregiver?

It takes patience and diligence to find the right person to care for your loved elderly one.

We can’t accept it, says mum of dead Indonesian maid Adelina

Yohanna Banunaek says she was shocked by acquittal of Adelina's employer of murder charge.

Hong Kong domestic worker fired for cancer awarded damages

Baby Jane Allas lost her rights for healthcare after she was terminated from her previous employer after a cancer diagnosis.

Indonesia arrests 8 in major human trafficking bust

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan every year for domestic work, despite reports of widespread abuses and near slave-like living conditions.

No more ‘5th wife’ sex slaves in Niger

About 133,000 people in Niger, a country of 20 million, live as modern-day slaves.

Domestic workers tell of ‘torture’ by employers

Two migrant workers, who have sought assistance from Tenaganita, describe shocking incidents of physical and mental abuse by their employers.

Singaporean salon manager jailed for abusing Myanmar maid

Beauty parlour manager Linda Seah was convicted last month for the abuse inflicted on Phyu Phyu Mar in 2016.

Philippines’ Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

Women's rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte's "repulsive" comments and called for him to resign.

Indonesia protests Saudi execution of domestic worker

Tursilawati claimed she was acting in self-defence when she killed her employer in 2010 after he tried to rape her.

Singapore punishes firm after ‘maids for sale’ ads spark outrage

Carousell has been told to take down the offending posts immediately after it was informed about them on September 14.

Class act: maid in Mumbai spotlights discrimination through stand-up

Aside from entertaining denizens of Mumbai's hip comedy scene, Mhatre has become a voice for India's largely-voiceless domestic workers, many of whom face discrimination daily.

Don’t judge Datin in maid abuse case yet, says lawyer

Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla says the public must allow the judicial system to determine the process legally without putting it under pressure.

Businessman jailed 14 years, caned for raping housemaid

Father of six is sentenced after he failed to raise reasonable doubt in the rape of 19-year-old victim.

Court sets May 28 for mention in murder of Indonesian maid

This after the DPP reveals that the prosecution has yet to receive the post-mortem and chemist reports.

Datin gets jail, but what about Suyanti?

Many questions still remain over the court case and the future of the maid.

8 years’ jail for Datin in maid abuse case

Shah Alam High Court says the good behaviour bond imposed by the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court was incorrect.

Datin in maid abuse case finally appears in court

This after Rozita Mohd Ali failed to turn up for her review hearing in the High Court last week.

Datin in maid abuse case barred from leaving Malaysia

Immigration DG Mustafar Ali tells daily the department has received a court order blacklisting Rozita Mohd Ali from leaving the country.

Datin Rozita’s sentence review to be heard on Wednesday

Prosecution had filed notice of urgency in maid abuse case that has drawn widespread attention after woman was bound over for good behaviour instead of being jailed.

Maid abuse: ‘Equal justice’ call in petition against Datin

The online petition has collected more than 20,000 signatures so far.

Indonesian maid’s death highlights failure to protect helpers

Activists accuse the governments of both Malaysia and Indonesia of failing to take the protection of maids seriously.