Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

An Indonesian domestic worker was rescued after being found drinking detergent at her employer’s home in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon on Monday.

The employer found the Indonesian domestic worker drinking suspected detergent at their apartment in Carmen’s Garden on Cox’s Road at 4pm, Apple Daily reported.

Suspecting the worker was trying to kill herself, the employer immediately stopped her drinking and called the police.

Police officers and paramedic arrived and took the woman to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical treatment.

The report did not mention the reason for why she wanted to take her own life. Police are investigating the case and will look into her motives.

There are many non-profit groups and charities in Hong Kong which work to improve the plight of domestic workers in various aspects, ranging from assisting workers in distress, helping female workers who have pregnancy crises, providing temporary shelter for workers seeking justice, getting compensation through court or other intervention, organizing activities and training to empower workers for a better future.

The Samaritans run a 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline on +852 2896-0000 or emails can be sent to jo@samaritans.org.hk.

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