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Abuse of Domestic Helpers; Guest House Regulation (24 Jan 2014)

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Hong Kong was shocked last week by seeing the injuries inflicted on an Indonesian domestic helper, Erwiana, allegedly by her employer. The news went around the world, and was hardly great for Hong Kong’s reputation. And it highlighted the fact that many domestic helpers are in a very vulnerable situation. With us in the studio is Eman Villanueva. The government predicts that Hong Kong will be coping with 100 million tourists a year by 2023. Even now, our hotel rooms can’t always cope with the influx. Many visitors turn to guest houses, some licensed, some unlicensed, but that isn’t without its dangers, to both tourists and other residents in the same building as a recent fire in a North Point Building made only too clear. 

Program: 
The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Station: 
RTHK
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