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Myanmar women join ranks of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong

By Rosslyn Hyams

The first legal group of migrant domestic workers from Myanmar has arrived in Hong Kong. About 200 women from Myanmar are expected in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, over the next three months. Myanmar changed its migration law last year enabling recruitment agencies to arrange jobs for them. Concerns over the possible ill-treatment of migrant domestic workers increased recently after an Indonesian maid was allegedly scalded and beaten repeatedly, over an eight-month period by her Hong Kong employer. Other maids have since come forward alleging abuse. RFI talked to Andy Hall, a monitor of migrant workers from Myanmar, about the conditions for such domestic workers in Hong Kong.

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