When a migrant worker is arrested by the police, put into remand and charged with a serious offence, what are the immediate issues that he is faced with? We recount one worker's experience.
A busload of migrant workers are given a half day out from confinement from their dorms. They tell us what they feel. Video by Wee Kim Wee School students.
Our laws invest employers with a lot of power over foreign workers. But laws also give workers rights, Bosses can be so intoxicated with power, they get carried away.
"Who do you think profitted from the $5,000 you paid to get the job?" we ask Abjal. He's pretty sure the boss got half of it. The other half?
What's it like to arrive in Singapore, take your first meal here and be confronted with a crowded dorm? Jan Shak Mohabbat recounts his first memories here.
Many young men in Bangladesh dream of coming to Singapore. We ask Masud what were his impressions when he first came.
Ten years of loyal service counted for nothing when Arsad got injured. The law that requires employers to support injured workers doesn't mean much either.
Mohosin had to edure the months-long lockdown in a dorm. Besides mind-numbing boredom, he was also afflicted with constant pain from an arm injury.
A 17-year-old had to choose between furthering his education or becoming a migrant worker. After five years, has it turned out well?
As soon as the lockdown was lifted, Azom's employer reverted from electronic payment of salary to cash. What was the motive?