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Kuwaiti Instagram Star Sparks Outrage for Complaining That Filipino Workers Get A Day Off

A social media influencer from Kuwait has sparked outrage online after criticizing new laws that seek to provide better conditions for the Filipino domestic helpers working in her country.

Instagram star Sondos Alqattan, who has more than 2 million followers, recently posted a video in which she ranted against reforms introduced in May, Inquirer reports. 

Rich Singaporean Couple Charged With Starving Maid With Bread and Instant Noodles

A Singaporean couple are facing charges in court that they forced their Filipino maid to only eat bread and instant noodles, causing her to lose 44 pounds over the course of 15 months.

The maid, 40-year-old Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, weighed about 64 pounds when she was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in April last year, about a 40 percent drop from January 2013, when she first began working for the couple and weighed 108 pounds, reports AsiaOne.