為 Elis 爭取公義! 保護生命! 堅持外藉家務工權益!
我們，亞洲移住人士組織(AMCB-IMA-HK)，因我們的成員，同時是外藉家務工的 Elis Kurniasih之死訊，而深感哀痛。她以三十三歲之年於2015年3月16日去世。由於樓上的冷氣機槽之石屎跌落，把她的脊骨折斷，導致嚴重創傷，令她不治離世。
我們與她兩名子女及親友，為她的忽然離世，同感哀痛。我們亦鉻記她在港印尼移民工協會 (ATKI，亦即 AMCB之屬會)中，一切為亞洲和印尼移民工之福祉所作的無價的付出。
在多次的倡議運動中，她都與我們一起。當我們為受虐姐妹 Erwiana Sulistyaningsih 站出來時，她亦與我們共進退。
Justice for Elis! Protect the life and uphold the rights of all FDWs!
We at the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB-IMA-HK) are deeply saddened by the death of our member and fellow domestic worker, Elis Kurniasih. She died last March 16, 2015 at the age of 33, due to the massive trauma and internal injuries her body received after the concrete base of an air conditioner fell on her and broke her backbone.
We are one with her two children, the rest of her family and friends in mourning her untimely demise. We are also reminded about her immeasurable contribution to the Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers (ATKI), affiliate of the AMCB, in its activities for the defense of the rights and wellbeing of Indonesian and Asian migrants in Hong Kong.
She was with us in many campaign. She was with us when we stood up and supported our abused sister, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih.
Some would dismiss her case as just another “wrong place at the wrong time” accident. The mathematical probability that such thing may happen, they may say, is so small that what happened can just be considered as a “freak of nature”.
But we beg to differ.
She is not a simple statistic. We cannot dismiss her as another node in the intricate machine of Hong Kong. She was a mother, a friend, a human being, like you and me.
If her case is brushed under the rug, what prevents any incident involving any other person in Hong Kong to be treated as a simple probability?
We need answers. We need the truth. We need accountability. We want to:
1. Conduct a thorough investigation to determine who is accountable for this tragic incident that caused the life of Elis. Those accountable must be prosecuted.
2. Investigate and determine the culpability of the employer and the Sunlight Employment Agency for forcing Elis to stay with the agency and not with her employer.
3. Allow migrant domestic workers (MDWs) to process employment contract without going through employment agency.
4. Demand the Hong Kong SAR government to come up with a new, stricter and pro-active regulation and monitoring of employment agencies, and to actively prosecute those who violate the law and exploit workers and sometimes even employers.
5. Allow live-out arrangement as an option for employers and workers who have mutually agreed to such living arrangement.
The AMCB-IMA-HK shall forever remember Elis for her contributions to make the condition of FDWs in Hong Kong better. In her name and in the names of all those who have suffered and those who continue to suffer in a condition of marginalization, exclusion, discrimination, and inhumane treatment, the AMCB-IMA-HK vows to intensify our struggle for changes in the policies of Hong Kong and of sending countries on domestic workers.
Justice for Elis!