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Myanmar women join ranks of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong Reuters/Bobby Yip

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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