Like it or not, slavery still exists in this world. In fact, it exists right here in Singapore, too.
For example, I’m a slave to my nasty boss; a call from him and I know I’m going to be stuck in the office for hours.
We call it “work” because it’s an easy euphemism to cloak the true nature of slavery, whereby the rich control the poor.
And if my premise isn’t strong enough, wait till you read this.
Maid Tied to Tree Under The Sun for Punishment
26-year-old Lovely Acosta Baruelo (Lovely is her name, not an adjective to describe her) hails from the Philippines and worked for a wealthy family in Saudi Arabia as a domestic helper.
Nothing’s wrong with that, except that she was photographed being tied to a tree.
Now, lest you’re not familiar with the climate of Saudi Arabia and think that it’s cool there, think again: according to holiday-weather.com, the average temperature in Saudi Arabia during May is 31 °C, and it can go up to 37°C.
That’s slightly hotter than Singapore.