Vietnamese domestic workers not allowed in Singapore because skin color “too light”

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported today that the current list of countries that may supply maids to Singaporean households remains unchanged. Currently only The Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Bangladesh may supply maids. “We must be careful to choose countries with darker-skinned peoples, so that we can easily tell the maids apart from local Chinese Singaporeans,” explained a MOM spokeswoman. “This is why we cannot allow Vietnamese and Chinese maids, even though average incomes in those countries is lower than in some of our current supply countries. Vietnamese and Chinese maids would be indistinguishable from ethnic Chinese Singaporeans, and that is a situation that we cannot tolerate.” She added that Singaporeans must be vigilant in identifying maids on Singapore streets, and making sure that they are treated appropriately.

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6 Responses to Vietnamese domestic workers not allowed in Singapore because skin color “too light”

  1. Stan Karber says:

    I appreciate your ‘tongue-in-cheek’ humour, but I wonder if this story is real….

  2. Kit Sun says:

    This is not a real report IMHO. It is not on the MOM website anywhere

  3. Singapore Girl says:

    Kit Sun are you for real?!! What do you think U are reading – Channel New Asia izzit? That one of course ALL TRUTH!

  4. retro says:

    It’s a shame what happened to Bangladesh. I hope the world steps up and helps them.

  5. vietnam wars says:

    vietnam wars…

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  6. maids says:

    Recently i came across wonderful website maids88.com.sg …this website has huge collection of maids in Singapore. Hope this helps :)

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