An employer and the head of an employment agency were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud at Kowloon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday in the first conviction of a domestic worker “leased out” to work in mainland China.
Female employer Wong San-wing, 46, was sentenced to six months’ jail – suspended for two years – while Chan Chun-kwai, 66, head of the employment agency involved, got six months in prison, Oriental Daily reported.
The court heard earlier that the Immigration Department received a case in October 2015 relating to a 44-year-old Filipino domestic worker who was forced to work in mainland China.
The department said Wong, an insurance agent living in Kowloon’s Hung Hom with two children, hired the Filipina domestic worker.
The Filipina came to Hong Kong in June 2015 but she was taken to Wenzhou in Zhejiang province two months later to work as a maid for a mainland woman surnamed Huang, who is the cousin of Wong, Apple Daily reported.
In September, the domestic worker was asked to go back to Hong Kong to renew her visa. She then reported her situation to the Immigration Department and police.
After an investigation, officers from the organized crime and triad bureau arrested Wong in December and Chan in February 2016.
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Hoo-ray!! for truth and justice!!!!
Good job kabayan, we should fight for justice, bago ka pa mabuking, uunahan mo na sila.
You’re so smart kabayan…kung di ka nag move…later on ikaw ang Kawawa.
God bless u. Kabayan.. Dapat lng naman talaga kung ano nasa contract natin yon lng. Ganyan din una ko amo dinadala aq. Shezhen tapos laki ng bahay don gusto linisin ko ng todo svi ko di ko n trabaho yon. At ayoko na pumunta don kaya nagdecide n lng sila n bumalik n ng China at doon n mag-aral yong alaga ko. Kahit 10pm ng gabi umuuwi kmi ng Chin. Kapagod uuwi don friday ng hapon babalik dito umaga ng lunes.
They should not allow domestic helper to issue china visa with employer consent, specially isueing multiple visa.. Buti kung bakasyon lang hindi namn pinagtratrabaho ka din general cleaning pa..
In many similar cases in the past, it’s the domestic workers who complain of being deployed illegally that get arrested first and subjected to investigation by the Immigration Department, before the employers are arrested, if ever. During the protracted investigation, the worker is not permitted to take up employment and could not leave Hong Kong until the matter is resolved. I hope it did not happen to this worker.
Good job… Its elligal, soooo need for Justice , unahan n natin cla
Work is work. Here or there what is the difference? I wonder why they did not directly applied China visa to work there. That is pretty easy than coming to Hong Kong and then going there.
Yes some employer taking advantage talga sa nga helper. Dapat talga this will stop .kwaea tayo lagi
Akala nilamga lahat ng Katulong mga tanga . yan mapapala nila.
Rules here in hongkong once your contract base here you only worked in one place and the family who signed between you and the employer，nothing else ..
Working in china is illegal and theres no such any job order in china so if yiu dont know yet please learn and ask
hoooray ,,, and please some employer ,,,.what you signed in the contract. should.be.followed and implemented,,, because.we ofw,,, we sugned because it is stated there hk not in China ,,,
Marami case n gnito, isumbong nyo s immigration at himanap kau ibng amo
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