Bouquets: Good to hear positive stories of maids, employers

Above: Ms Naw Wah Wah from Myanmar has worked with the same employer for 11 years. She says she will continue to look after her 94-year-old employer until either one of them dies. Left: Ms Choo Yuen Ling with Ms Maria Aida Procalla Somejo, who has wo
Ms Naw Wah Wah from Myanmar has worked with the same employer for 11 years. She says she will continue to look after her 94-year-old employer until either one of them dies.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG

Good to hear positive stories of maids, employers

I applaud the Association of Employment Agencies for organising the annual ceremony to honour foreign domestic workers and their employers (Long-service award for 19 pairs of maids, employers, Feb 12).

More often than not, all we read are negative reports on employer-maid relations, and it is difficult to single out which party is at fault when problems crop up.

Hence, it is a welcome change to hear stories of caring employers as well as responsible domestic helpers, especially those who have worked with an employer for many years.

Jeffrey Law Lee Beng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2019, with the headline 'Bouquets'. Print Edition | Subscribe