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Malaysian media: Underage Myanmar girls slipped past ICA to work as maids in Singapore

Posted by temasektimes on July 28, 2012

Underage girls in Myanmar have gone through Singapore’s immigration checkpoints using passports with false ages to work in Singapore.

The shocking news was reported by the Malaysian paper – The Star yesterday, but not picked up by the local media.

According to some agents and recruiters, some of the Myanmar girls were as year as 16 years old.

Four Singapore agents, who declined to be named for fear of being penalised by the MOM, said they had each been recommended a handful of women aged below 20 by a recruitment middlemen in Myanmar this year.

They suspected the girls were teenagers based on their photos. And their doubts were confirmed when the recruiters could not produce birth and education certificates.Myanmar maids make between S$400 (RM1,006) and S$420 (RM1,056) a month here.

The Philippines and Indonesia have also introduced more layers of checks to prevent underage maids from being recruited, such as issuing official identification cards for domestic workers.

There are 206,000 maids here, most of whom come from the Philippines and Indonesia. An estimated 10,000 are from Myanmar.

18 Responses to “Malaysian media: Underage Myanmar girls slipped past ICA to work as maids in Singapore”

  1. crappy said

    it was reported in the local media.

  2. Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

    What”s going on Singalore Innigration checkpoints authority? Is all this really happening? Even 711 store personel have the courage to define who an underaged person is and demand for IDs to verify age, before handing over a packet of cigarette. Can’t you guys at the checkpoints be more vigilante for the sake of Singapore anymore? Please, wake up guys! Singapore has enough problems on its hands, as it seems right now.

    • patin said

      ICA do NOT THINGS ! , I made and e.mail to report a guy from China using false document be a Chinese madical doctor and get a PR in Singapore but ICA no take any action…the report as :

      when he is in Shanghai .. Middle School did not finished ..In the 2001 was a chemical plant workers , after the closure of the factory ..He help a factory , that was under his father’s consultancy do all delivery jobs.. When I return to Shanghai in 2005 he was work at Shanghai Carrefour Supper Market vegetables department laborer …. But the person like him to such an extent .. can into Singapore .. become a Chinese medical practitioner????? is still local … Never admitted to a secondary school, a local supermarket ordinary laborer .., but can admitted to the Chinese medical practitioners (a completely unsettled Chinese medicine … right .. her aunt – is her dad’s sister was the director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai First people’s Hospital .. doing some things..???) helping by a X Brand Birdnest ..and now become a permanent residents.??

  3. Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    What”s going on Singapore Innigration checkpoints authority? Is all this really happening? Even 711 store personel have the courage to define who an underaged person is and demand for IDs to verify age, before handing over a packet of cigarette. Can’t you guys at the checkpoints be more vigilante for the sake of Singapore anymore? Please, wake up guys! Singapore has enough problems on its hands, as it seems right now.

    • Daft Peasant said

      Dr Ken, why you need to post twice??

      $inkapore have many problems right now…….and more will come……trust me….

      As i always said: Shit starts to float up to the surface liao……ALL THE SHIT!!!!

  4. President of Nasi Brani said

    “Four Singapore agents, who declined to be named for fear of being penalised by the MOM, said they had each been recommended a handful of women aged below 20 by a recruitment middlemen in Myanmar this year.”

    Hey MOM and Immigration, please find out from TT who are the 4 agents.

  5. spotlessleopard said

    squeaky clean singapore is a myth

  6. Ken Lee said

    hello!!! “world class”???? what happen to PAP GOV??

  7. Nabey said

    Hello, not surprise. MasSelamat was caught by malaysian. Our police people are being taught by their boss to get sex in exchange for tender. Their legs very weak now and vision is damaged. How to catch thief?

  8. ngpy said

    So what have the immigration department have got to answer to the slip. Here they have to show proof before entering Singapore and yet this slip up. Please explain how it can happened.

    • Ken Lee said

      hee under the tablesss again? need our CPIB to do check check! first anyhow become local sponsor, then anyhow got so many approved of PR then this! too bad now even spouse of Singaporean cannot pass a three year visit pass.

  9. Annoymous said

    Our gov knows ‘alot of things’, what is this underage myanmar girls issue to them.

  10. solaris8899 said

    is this is true, this show a loop hole in our ICA; which can be severe and should not be happened.

  11. Ken Lee said

    one thing i don’t understand is why do online application and it take one mth to approve but applicator can only apply online two week before visit pass expire? and still have to go to ICA to chop passport due to application delay for one month? it makes thing even more worst right? online should be free from going to ICA building and make thing easy for us right?
    what the point of having online application, if we need to Q for number chop the passport?
    reason given by ICA officer even more question, o it take time to check the application cause they are giving three year pass instead of one year! but my question here is, so last time they just anyhow approve cause is a one year pass?
    sorry my English no so good, so may be a eyes sore for high edu user.

  12. Naivety said

    It is common as both ICA & MOM are sleeping together while on duty which clearly explains why there was an over influx of immigrants to Singapore of more than 2 millions in the 1st place!

  13. A G Young said

    What are their INTELLIGENCE (ICA and MOM) UNITS doing?

    • Naivety said

      It goes without saying…sleeping on their jobs while on duty lah!!!

      Since when have we seen them working before ka???

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