Kuwait MPs furious at Filipino envoy for ‘rescuing abused maids’

Photo from Kuwait Times of Filipino maids abused by their Kuwaiti employers.

KUWAIT: MPs blasted the Philippines Embassy in the country for allegedly helping Filipina maids to flee from their local employers.

Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem told reporters; “I’d like to stress that everything that could undermine Kuwait’s sovereignty, dignity and reputation by linking the country to anomalous and bizarre incidents, as well as the unprovoked escalation by the Philippine side, will be addressed by the foreign ministry,” he vowed, without referring to the alleged abuses of maids.

According to parliamentary sources, the foreign ministry has said it will declare the ambassador persona non grata if he does not hand over Filipinos accused of helping maids escape from their employers’.

Meanwhile, police arrested two Filipinos allegedly involved in “rescue” operations. The two were arrested in Kuwait airport’s parking area. Their cars were also seized.

MP Yousef Al-Fadhalah described as ‘shocking’ videos posted on social media about Filipinos whisking away Filipina maids from their employers’, and called for countering such practices that undermine Kuwait’s image abroad. He made no reference to alleged abuses of maids.

MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subaei described the Philippines Embassy action as “a flagrant interference in Kuwait’s internal affairs”, adding that the foreign minister and the ministry staff should have immediately expelled the Philippines ambassador after the videos were posted. He likewise made no reference to alleged abuses of maids.

Source – Kuwait Times

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