A beauty blogger and influencer from Kuwait is currently a subject of criticisms from many social media users after she complained about Filipino domestic workers getting days off and keeping their passports. Kuwaiti blogger, Sondos Alqattan, shared her dismay over a recent law in Kuwait which protects rights household service workers.
Kuwait and the Philippines were recently in heated situations after a body of a domestic worker was found in a freezer. Philippine President Duterte even banned domestic workers from travelling to the Gulf state until working conditions were uplifted. Ties between the two countries were recently restored as a new law was drafted. But some citizens seem not happy with this resolution.
Kuwaiti Celebrity Blogger Complains about Domestic Workers Getting Day Off & Keeping Passports
A post circulating in social media that has become viral shows the blogger complaining about domestic workers getting a day off and keeping their passports.Check out the video by TRT World below:
Kuwaiti social media star Sondos Alqattan caused outrage after she complained about Filipino workers getting a day off and not surrendering their passports.
Posted by TRT World on Thursday, July 19, 2018
According to CNN, Sondos Al Qattan criticised the reforms affecting Pinoy omestic workers in Kuwait. Many Filipinos and other expats have voiced their opinions online criticizing the statements of the blogger.
Emirati Vlogger, Khalid Al Ameri, Shares HisThoughts
Famous Emirati vlogger, Khalid Al Ameri, has posted a video regarding his thoughts and reactions about this news. Check out his video below:
Surely, a mentality of slavery should be stopped.
In UAE, a law for domestic helpers was approved by the government which includes domestic workers be given 12 hours of rest per day, one day off per week as well as possession of personal documents.