Myanmar slaps ban on maids for Singapore

06 June 2015
Myanmar slaps ban on maids for Singapore
Foreign domestic workers practice during singing lessons in a shelter for foreign maids run by the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) in Singapore. Photo: EPA

About 500 women from Myanmar have been barred in the past three weeks from leaving to work in Singapore as maids, reports AsiaOne on June 5.
Employment agencies in Singapore say the Myanmar government has imposed a ban before, citing ill-treatment and abuse of maids.
“We used to have about 20 maids from Myanmar coming in every week,” said Mr Gary Chin, managing director of Nation Employment. “Now, we have none.” At least 15 agencies have been affected, said Ms K. Jayaprema, president of the Association of Employment Agencies Singapore.