The number of foreign maids in Singapore should be cut and women in the city-state should learn to be more self-sufficient. A Singaporean man wrote to the newspaper Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) last week and urged the government to cap or even cut the number of domestic workers in the country.
He complained that foreign maids occupied public spaces such as the lawns outside the Boon Keng MRT station, or streets on Orchard Road, on Sundays during their day off.
He also pointed out that since permission was granted to bring in domestic workers from the Philippines and Indonesia in the late 1970s, the number of maids has climbed to 240,000 from 5,000, which translates into 6,000 new maids arriving each year.
The man questioned whether maids were necessary for Singaporean families. While he found it justifiable to hire domestic workers to look after elderly people and young children, he said it was “odd” that employers retain their workers after their children had grown up or their elderly parents had died.
The reason for this, he claimed, was that modern Singaporean families lacked the ability to take care of themselves when it came to domestic chores.
The man argued that working parents were not a new phenomenon. Back in the 1970s, he said, there were no maids, and that most people returned home from work and looked after their own children and took care of the families.
He added that the Foreign Maid Levy Relief Fund should be canceled, or at least be restricted to families with children aged 12 or below instead of 16. He also insisted that secondary school children should be able to take care of themselves and not depend on maids.
Families with no elderly members, or young children, should only be allowed to hire part-time cleaners or maids, not live-in foreign domestic workers, he pointed out.
Who is he no even even all maid do work for nothing ‘we are here helping the owners take care house ‘Child until elderly. I know we just spend each day perweek
This man full of hatred in his heart some singaporean employer needs helping hands to look after their old parents and children you are such a selfish kind of perso.
Sore eyes and full of jealousy
This man should only stay inside his house during sundays…….or he could be a super hero to rescue all the employers/families that need help thata y they get Helper……..narrow minded ur not living in the yr 1970s ur living now 2018!!!!!! Things change u cant teach individual mind just for ur own self!
Go back where u belong , busy body mind ur own business !
Its normal why this creature make his own big problem why dont you go to other planet and you cannot see anything around you and stop you of complaining of so manythings
Luckily you don’t need us… I couldn’t imagine how you will treat us with your poor mind?.And I pray you don’t need our helps for take care of your parents in the future. Otherwise, you will swallow your own saliva
Lol! I think you get jealous….
maybe he belong to the other planet ???? .why u come to the earth there’s so many people here.go back where u belong????
Oi payag tingnan natin if until saan kaya mong buwisit kang chequa ka
what he talking about?
Wow!! Look here! dis man is complaining abt maids being in singaporean life… I’m wondering who is doing the housework at his home or any of his relatives homes… he shall start his preaching at home first.. to all his relatives who have maids in the houses…then to his neighbours, then to his communities before telling Singapore Government!!! After he had succeeded all, the SG shall recommend dis man to all the households that need a “maid” to do the housework. So SG don’t need so many maids! This despicable man deserves all the stones and rocks that all the maids can find in Singapore and throw at him in places where the maids gathers every off days!!! Boo boo… mama, this man sucks!! ????????
If they can afford why can’t hire a maid?? Obviously ???? you don’t have maid at home. You complain cos of that specific day of helper’s day off? Which is Happening only once a week. Do u think hiring domestic helpers here never help even a bit in Sg’s economy & maintaining a good ties between other countries?? That because of your government domestic helpers able to boost their family income back to their home country in exchange of working and giving services while mostly their singaporean employers doing their works here to do services to fellowmen and to boost Sg’s economy too!You talk so big! You complain too much!! So, where do u want helpers shelter themselves during off days?? Just because u don’t want to see them around!? #DescriminationIsRealOnYou
its hurts to hear sometimes that 80 percent of Singaporeans voice out their hateful feeling about us(maids )as they call;we are human too .we clean ,cook take care of the elderly member of the family this job isn’t easy at all pleas respect us also
If I were in front of that guy I will slap him left n rite
What’s your problem ….!?
Ok if you don’t want to see the helpers on PUBLIC PLACES during their days off ,then I suggest you to build a place for us to enjoy and relax during our day off ….
Oh my well that is his own prespective… everyone has to be respected even if it has a negative or positive effect on a person but it is also a common sense that not to point a finger to anyone. If you dont have a nice thing to say just ZIP that mouth of urs…. we maids are human also we work soo hard for our families and loveones too…it is painful for us to take care of others parents and children not our own… 24/6 coz 1 day is our off day PLEASE GIVE US SOME space to be happy and enjoy outside our jobs just once in every week….. can uncle????? Please remove the hate in ur heart coz it will not do u good…. GODbless you.
He didnt say anything bad about maid,he was just saying that singaporean doesnt need us,maybe back in 1970, why so harse to people writing about what they feel,for me i hate the crowded place,and im avoiding as much as i can lol,come on bash me hahaha
May be he cannot afford to hire helpers thats y his talking nonsense…. what s his problem? Too much hatered to fdw….
Probably he is not eligible to apply a FWD due to low income,did not meet the requirement or cant afford.
This man easy body
hehehe in other way yah its true people should know how be independent sometimes but in takingthe there maidsin indonesia or pinas they are helping poor people in ou country to have wor and bring up their kids to skul……may I ask y is he complaining about bystander maids in their offday? my conclusion is this maybe u have your own problem in your self that u cannot resolve thats y, u blaming it to others.t.y
Ok, let’s see who will suffer more.
WHAT’S YOUR F….N PROBLEM ????????????IF THEY WANT TO SIT OR OCCUPY IN ANY VACANT PLACE IN SING. . DO YOU OWN ANY OF THIS PLACE? GO TO H…..L!
Are you disturbed by their presence in the public places? Well don’t go there so you don’t see them.
Why this idiot complaining is he the one paying the domestic helper? every family in the world have right to empmoy domestic helper as long they can afford the to pay them properly.
Poor thing cannot hire one thats why very disgusted on maids
This guy complaining must be a dictator..he is dictating what he wants people to to with their lives..what does he care if people needs workers in their household?its at their own expense & they can afford it..those who cannot..dont!about occupying public places..thats why its called "PUBLIC"..duh!,suggest to your good govt. to provide them places they can stay on their off instead..that would be more contructive & helpful..
HK allows the maids to stay/have R&R in the park during their Sunday day/off. There is no problem on that as long as they follow city’s ordinances. After a 6-day work, they need a “break”, the only time to bond & socialize w/ their country mates & relatives. This is the same to whoever at all class of economic/social status rich or poor.
You’re right, Zeny. A lot of foreigners, especially those that are bottom feeders, tend to group together in one place and make that place ugly to look at, low class and trashy not to mention the noise they generate. People…! Singapore is a beautiful place with disciplined and rducated citizens…don’t make it a trash like you do in your own country. GO HOME and KEEP TRASHING YOUR OWN! DESPICABLES!!
A TYPICAL FILIPINO BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDE! SHAME ON YOU..SINGAPOREANS ARE WELL DISCIPLINED AND WISH TO KEEP THEIR COUNTRY CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL. YOU MUST BE ONE OF THOSE FILIPINOS THAT GO TO A BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL IN THE PROVINCE AND TRASH IT TO THE HILT!!
Jose Bariring trash?are you talking about your mouth?
Attention NASA,I think this man needs to volunteer to evacute in MARS so he can enjoy the huge space that no one can bothered him!
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