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Singapore punishes firm after ‘maids for sale’ ads spark outrage

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has suspended a maid employment agency s license and threatened to prosecute the company over undignified online ads offering Indonesian helpers for sale, after the postings sparked fury. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines, who head to the tiny but wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than they can back home. Conditions for Indonesian maids in tightly-regulated Singapore are generally regarded as better tha

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