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Foreign domestic workers: A suggested rule book

An affluent society like Singapore can afford to treat its vulnerable workers, such as foreign domestic workers, better

There are approximately 250,000 foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Singapore.

My wife and I used to employ domestic helpers in Singapore, New York and Washington. In our relationship with our domestic helpers, we tried to uphold the following rules which I offer for Singaporeans to consider.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2019, with the headline 'Foreign domestic workers: A suggested rule book'. Subscribe