09 Jul '11, 10am

Disgusting to see how we treat these workers. @orrh: IMPT! Please read & spread to everyone in & out of SG.

Disgusting to see how we treat these workers. @orrh: IMPT! Please read & spread to everyone in & out of SG.

“Boss locked the door,” Shafiq (not his real name) said. “Then he slapped me like this,” demonstrating the boss’ hand movements on a friend’s face. “Then he took a chain and beat me.” The boss did the same to two other men. All three had gone to the construction company’s office to ask why the company was not providing accommodation. For months, they had to pay for their own bedspace in tenements, or depend on the kindness of friends, or sleep in void decks. After being beaten, the three men went to a police station to make a report. The police refused to entertain them, telling the men that they had first to go to a hospital to get a medical report certifying that they had been assaulted. The police would only record a statement after they produced medical proof. “But we had no money,” the men told me. “To go to see a doctor would cost $70 to $80. How could we produce a m...

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