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AGC studying ways to speed up court cases involving abused foreign workers

Working group will also look at how to help abused maids get compensation

Published on Aug 3, 2014 6:12 AM
 
Chief Prosecutor Tai Wei Shyong told The Sunday Times that Attorney-General V.K. Rajah has formed an internal working group to focus on improving court processes involving abused foreign workers. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN

The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) is looking at ways to speed up court cases involving abused foreign workers, including maids, as some wait several months or even years before their complaints are dealt with in court.

It is also exploring how to help more foreign maids get compensation for the losses they incur after they stop work because of abuse.

Chief Prosecutor Tai Wei Shyong told The Sunday Times that Attorney-General V.K. Rajah has formed an internal working group to focus on improving court processes involving abused foreign workers.

It will work closely with enforcement agencies and others involved, such as embassies and hospitals, to secure medical reports and witness statements more quickly. Where appropriate, it will try to persuade the courts to fix early hearing dates.

 
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