Current Affairs (2)
Link to article : http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/singapore-will-be-hit-hard-if-jakarta-imposes-maid-ban-2
Article name : Singapore 'will be hit hard' if Jakarta imposes maid ban
Published date : 17 February 2015
This article is about the fact that as Singaporeans depend heavily on Indonesia for domestic help, thus the high possibility of having a major negative impact on Singapore if Indonesia was to ban Indonesian maids from working overseas.
I agree with the writer that the measures taken by the Indonesian government, which will cause the number of people coming to work decrease, might lead to the domestic helpers working in Singapore being at a disadvantage. It is stated that due to the ban, some domestic helpers may leave the country as undocumented workers, thus being unable to go to their embassy for help if they get into any trouble overseas. I feel that this is very disadvantageous because I have heard of several cases of incidents such as domestic helpers being bullied by their employers. When this happens, they might not be able to seek justice for themselves since they cannot go to their embassy for help. This is very saddening as I truly believe that everyone has their own rights and should be treated the same. Thus I agree with the writer's view.