• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

letter to editor

Extracts from this document...


Dear Mr. Lee Han Shin, I am writing to you with regards to your article 'Maid Abuse in Singapore', published in the 'Business Times' newspaper, I would just like to express that many of the points portrayed in the article had utterly shocked and disgusted me. Ms Chasanah was 19 year old and was already obligated to work as a maid in a foreign country, so that she could support her family. It is extremely heartbreaking to even try to imagine the 9 months of regular physical and emotional pain Ms Chasanah had to go through. Ms Chasanah had no one to turn to, had no one to ask for help and felt that she had no where to report it to. Now it's resulted her weighing 36kg, 200 injuries on her body and dead. There was another article accusing Singapore of maid neglect. ...read more.


Some people really have the nerve to start taking risks these days, however, I really can't seem to understand why this tragic death could not have been prevented because I know it would have easily been with just a simple report. It is people like Ng's wife and sister, and Mr. Neo who give their country and bad name. Even Ms Chasanah doctors and nurses did not report any distress that anyone could have obviously detected from Ms Chasanah's state. They were all were either present through Ms Chasanah's beatings or just knew that it was happening, and unfortunately for Ms Chasanah, no action whatsoever was taken by any of these characters to stop to torture. These people can't get away with this. It must be stopped. I said earlier that I don't believe Singapore is at fault, however, I do unmistakably believe that Singapore needs to act fast and clear its name of this accusation. ...read more.


How could their guidebook not even mention death and only have 11 cases of maid abuse? Their statistics are extremely insulting, especially the fact that 11 doesn't even compare to the thousands who suffer. It really does just make you wonder how many others are suffering at this moment. Your article was published quite a while ago, on the 27th July 2002. That was almost 5 years ago, yet still these cases are very common and occur almost all around the world. People really need to be reminded, so that they know the consequences and that it will move people to do the right thing when they are in a difficult position such as the Mr. Neo. This would increase the respect for those who do make a difference, not just in Singapore. I thought that your article was excellent and was very clear in what you wanted to say. Thank you for your time and I hope you take comments into account. With regards, Nabilah Hamid ?? ?? ?? ?? Nabilah Hamid 11ct ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Capital Punishment section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Capital Punishment essays

  1. Characters that cause immense pain to another, especially to their consorts, succumb to death ...

    That is overshadowed by the fact that Mawdo Ba did not dispense as much pain to his wife as Modou did to Ramatoulaye. Besides, Aissatou was not very affected after Mawdo abandoned her in that she had other things to concentrate on such as her career which alienated her from her grief.

  2. Symbolism in the scarlet letter

    Therefore, bye hiding the scarlet 'A' from the public, she in turn flaunts the true representation of her sin in front of society. ("The Scarlet Letter" 311) Along with Pearl, the scarlet 'A' is an obvious symbol for Hester's sin.

  1. A Technical Killing: Inspector Guttridge's Report.

    Miss Joanne Smith suspected Simon of stealing Pete's briefcase because they both did not get along with each other very well. * Mr William Jones told me that Simon was not a skilled metalworker, but Peter was and Simon had apparently 'made' a metal sculpture for the exhibition.

  2. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - summary and analysis

    Also she regretted her sin and she was punished by the law and had to wear forever the Scarlet Letter on her bosom with the

  1. '14 Days in May' - A Biased Report.

    This might be due to the fact that Mississippi, is vastly populated by the black community and many of them are not as well off as many white people, making them easier to convict due to them not being able to get a good enough lawyer to represent their case.

  2. “14 Days in May” – A Biased Report

    As this man seemed to be very kind and dignified, all the prison guards (that were interviewed) and his fellow inmates were all fond of him. This programme showed many scenes of Johnson with his family where he embraced them and seemed to be very fond of them and they seemed fond of him.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work