Elis didn’t just die. She was killed.
Elis was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not because she agreed to be there but because she was forced to stay there.
To begin with, it was the anti-poor government of Indonesia and its labour export programme that brought Elis in that place at that time.
It was the policy of the Indonesian government forcing migrants to go through an agency that put Elis in that place at that time.
It was the arrangement agreed by the employer and the agency that place Elis in that unsafe, unhealthy, unhygienic and unfortunate place at that time.
It was the failure of the Hong Kong government to strictly regulate the operation and illegal activities of the agencies that put Elis in that place at that time.
It was the slave-like treatment of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong where the government doesn’t seem to see anything wrong with migrant workers being kept in holding areas run by agencies and with the consent of the employers – that place Elis in that room at that specific time.
Yes, the building management must be made accountable for the poor condition of the building structure that caused that piece of concrete to fall and crushed Elis’ body.
But we should not forget that there are others who are equally accountable for forcing Elis to leave her family and country, making money out of her misery and poverty, treating her like a slave and putting her in that wrong place at that wrong time.
Justice for Elis!
Justice for all migrants!
End Labour Export!
英文原抄自在港印尼移民工協會 (ATKI-HK) 面書 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=891243820933311&substory_index=0&id=152391764818524&refid=17