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    12 foreign workers locked up in factory since Lunar New Year eve
    By Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 11 February 2008 2102 hrs

    SINGAPORE: 12 foreign workers were locked up in their scrap metal factory along Defu Lane since last Wednesday.

    The factory's boss is reportedly away and will only be back this Thursday.

    Police and officials from the Ministry of Manpower arrived at the factory to break the lock.

    The workers, from India and China, are entitled one day off every week.

    But during this festive season, they were not granted this privilege and had to stock up their food supplies for a week, on Lunar New Year eve.

    The workers added that their bosses did not even leave any contact number.

    Authorities are investigating the case.

    Wrong confinement of persons for three days or more may result in imprisonment of up to two years or a fine, or both. - CNA/vm
    When i first saw the news on tv dun understand why didnt they break the lock to free themselves or call for help snice some of them got mobile phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    12 foreign workers locked up in factory since Lunar New Year eve
    By Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 11 February 2008 2102 hrs



    When i first saw the news on tv dun understand why didnt they break the lock to free themselves or call for help snice some of them got mobile phone!
    Maybe some of them illegal?

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    The boss will be in big trouble when he comes home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    When i first saw the news on tv dun understand why didnt they break the lock to free themselves or call for help snice some of them got mobile phone!
    Foreign workers are extremely vulnerable. If they complain, they will lose their job and subsequently their employment pass. If they break the lock, this act of "vandalism" will probably get them into relatively more trouble (losing their right to stay and thus their livelihood) than the light slap on the wrist that would be dished out to their boss.

    The prevalent abusive employment practices for foreign workers (including domestic workers) are akin to slavery anyway.

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    Hmmm. Were they really locked up? I can't imagine what the outcome would be if the premises they were locked up in catches fire.

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    the boss will feel a wee bit more important now tt he's wanted for other reasons? free for chat over some coffee?..

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    This is bad lay! Lock people up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    The boss will be in big trouble when he comes home.
    Now that this has come out, the boss may not even return............the media shoul dhave waited till he returns then report.

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