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She used to have many friends, but now, they’ve all gone away. Mawar (not her real name), an Indonesian who used to be a domestic helper here in Hong Kong, can only cry alone on her bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan. Friends she had considered as sisters all disappeared when they learned that Mawar already had AIDS (Acquired Immuno...

February 15, 2019
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  Migrant domestic workers (MDWs) are “less healthy” compared to local Hong Kong residents due to their “poor working conditions,” according to a survey by one of Hong Kong’s top universities. The Research Centre on Migration and Mobility (RCMM) of the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) releas...

February 13, 2019
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  A 48-year-old Filipino domestic worker in Tung Chung is in hot water after she allegedly got involved in a money laundering scam involving funds worth more than $600,000. Jeanette C.R., of Ying Hong Street, Tung Chung, Lantau was arrested after the police found suspicious funds worth a total of $677,331.04 in her two accounts with the ...

February 12, 2019
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Five Filipino tourists this morning (Feb. 11) denied in court that they tried to steal the wallet of a Korean tourist at the MTR station in Central. The defendants—Zenaida S. Aviles, Rasim D. Linambos, Arlene C. Gerodias, Manuelito M. Camacho, and Delia N. Tagalo—pleaded not guilty to the charge of theft filed against them at the District Co...

February 11, 2019
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  A judge in Shatin sentenced a 42-year-old Filipino domestic worker to a month and a half in prison after she was caught working illegally during her holiday. The magistrate on January 15 found Adelaida A.M. guilty of one count of breach of condition of stay after she was caught selling cloth on a metal trolley for a South Asian man in ...

February 8, 2019
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Two Filipino domestic workers died over the weekend here in Hong Kong, an official of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) said this afternoon (February 4). The PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section security officer, who asked not to be identified, said one Filipino woman died on Saturday after she collapsed while another domestic worker died af...

February 4, 2019
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  MORE than 6,000 employers of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong had been included in the watchlist of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), according to its latest data. The number of HK employers on the watchlist reached 6,034 at the end of 2018 while 57 more names were added as of January 24, the POLO said. Labor Attach...

February 1, 2019
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Hong Kong’s Avenue of Stars (AoS), the popular tourist attraction along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, will be open again to the public starting tomorrow (January 31) after being closed for renovation for more than three years. Cherry Tse, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, said the new AoS has an aesthetic new look, is now more functional, a...

January 30, 2019
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The Hong Kong Police Force arrested 36 Filipinos who were caught drinking in an unlicensed bar in Central on Saturday. A police spokesperson said a total of 56 persons were arrested during the raid on Saturday morning at a bar along Lei Yuen Street East, popular known to Filipinos as “alley-alley”, in Central. The bar allegedly had no liquor...

January 30, 2019
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  The Indonesian Consulate General has confirmed that the domestic worker who reportedly committed suicide this morning in Tuen Mun was Indonesian. The consulate said it was still waiting for the results of the police investigation into the death of the worker, who was found by her employer at Goodrich Garden in Tuen Mun. Local media ...

January 28, 2019
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