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“Call A Spade A Spade”: When Abuse of Domestic Workers is Forced Labour

Irene Xavier, Executive Director, Selangor Friends of Women Association

22-Feb-22 14:00

“Call A Spade A Spade”: When Abuse of Domestic Workers is Forced Labour

Indonesia’s ambassador to Malaysia, Hermono, recently questioned the higher number of cases of mistreatment and abuse of Indonesian domestic workers in the country compared to some of our neighbouring countries like Singapore. He also added that some of these cases pretty much amount to modern-day slavery. But such cases are not new, in fact, there are news reports of similar cases over the past years. Irene Xavier, Executive Director of Selangor Friends of Women Association joins us to discuss how we can treat domestic workers, and the legal reforms needed to push us in the right direction.

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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann


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