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Domestic workers in HK treated as slaves: Amnesty

AFP, HONG KONG

A senior Indonesian labor official said new regulations had been introduced in April aimed at improving the welfare of migrant workers in Hong Kong, but Muico said Indonesians were particularly at risk because the government had outsourced its migrant worker process to private agencies “where the concern is profit.”

Amnesty said its findings were based on interviews with 97 Indonesian workers and were supported by a random survey of nearly 1,000 women by the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union.

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