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Hong Kong to strengthen maid agency regulation

Published on Feb 28, 2014 9:17 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong on Friday vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.

City authorities said they would step up surveillance against unscrupulous agencies and look into increasing penalties against those who take advantage of maids.

The announcement came as a new case of domestic helper abuse was reported in the local media.

A 28-year-old Indonesian maid allegedly had her finger sliced off by her employer after failing to understand something her boss had said, local television network RTHK reported on Friday.

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