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Here are 4 self-protection messages from the Hong Kong government for PMI while working

The Hong Kong government gave four messages to domestic workers in the Land of Concrete, including Indonesian migrant workers (PMI) to always have the courage to protect themselves. The message was published on the Hong Kong Labor Department's official website devoted to matters relating to domestic workers, fdh.labour.gov.hk.

“No one (including your employer or your employment agency) may force you to hand over your personal documents (eg Hong Kong identity card, passport etc.), property (eg Bank ATM card) or publications/documents of rights You etc,” reads the first message on the website.

The second message, PMI working in the household sector is reminded not to sign any document or contract that the contents do not understand or do not agree with.

Third, employment agencies may not ask PMI to take on debt to repay agency fees or training costs. This is a prohibition on the practice of salary deductions that is common among PMI.

“You must not agree to a request by an employer or employment agency to provide incorrect information (example: your salary, your work address) in your contract. You will be held liable for violations for having done so.”

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