Have been hearing some heartbreaking stories of maid abuse. Not from reports, but first hand. There is a second class citizen population subjected to some appalling working conditions.
“I had a friend on the second floor. I was working on the third floor.
During morning and lunch, I didn’t get anything to eat. My friend often
gave me food. I would pull food up using yarn, my friend would help
by pushing it with a mop.”
The gory details are in here: http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/singapore1205wcover.pdf