Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

Nov 3, 2016

Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

The Hong Kong trial of a British stock trader who murdered two Indonesian women and horrifically tortured one of them, recording the three-day ordeal on his phone, has barely registered in the victims’ home country, let alone elicited shock or sympathy. Poor and vulnerable, ...

Jan 28, 2016

Osaka moves to allow foreign housekeepers

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Osaka Prefecture has decided to go ahead with a national government program allowing foreign nationals to work as housekeepers as part of a larger push toward greater participation of women in the workforce. Some industry insiders have been quick to point out, however, that ...

Indonesia imposes Middle East maids ban after Saudi executions

May 5, 2015

Indonesia imposes Middle East maids ban after Saudi executions

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia — a major destination for Indonesian maids — the ...