਀㰀䴀䔀吀䄀 渀愀洀攀㴀䜀䔀一䔀刀䄀吀伀刀 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀䴀匀䠀吀䴀䰀 㠀⸀  ⸀㘀  ㄀⸀㄀㤀 ㄀㤀∀㸀㰀⼀䠀䔀䄀䐀㸀 ਀㰀䠀㄀ 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀挀一ⴀ栀攀愀搀椀渀最倀愀最攀 愀爀琀椀挀氀攀䠀攀愀搀椀渀最 瀀爀攀瀀攀渀搀ⴀ㔀 猀瀀愀渀ⴀ㄀㄀ 氀愀猀琀∀㸀䴀愀椀搀猀 挀愀渀 戀攀 最爀愀渀琀攀搀 爀攀猀椀搀攀渀挀礀Ⰰ 猀愀礀猀 挀漀甀爀琀 㰀⼀䠀㄀㸀
਀㰀䐀䤀嘀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀挀吀ⴀ猀琀漀爀礀䐀攀琀愀椀氀猀 挀昀椀砀∀㸀
Debra Mao, Sophie Leung
਀㰀倀㸀㰀䄀 栀爀攀昀㴀∀栀琀琀瀀㨀⼀⼀眀眀眀⸀戀爀椀猀戀愀渀攀琀椀洀攀猀⸀挀漀洀⸀愀甀⼀眀漀爀氀搀⼀洀愀椀搀猀ⴀ挀愀渀ⴀ戀攀ⴀ最爀愀渀琀攀搀ⴀ爀攀猀椀搀攀渀挀礀ⴀ猀愀礀猀ⴀ挀漀甀爀琀ⴀ㈀ ㄀㄀ 㤀㌀ ⴀ㄀氀㄀爀昀⸀栀琀洀氀∀㸀栀琀琀瀀㨀⼀⼀眀眀眀⸀戀爀椀猀戀愀渀攀琀椀洀攀猀⸀挀漀洀⸀愀甀⼀眀漀爀氀搀⼀洀愀椀搀猀ⴀ挀愀渀ⴀ戀攀ⴀ最爀愀渀琀攀搀ⴀ爀攀猀椀搀攀渀挀礀ⴀ猀愀礀猀ⴀ挀漀甀爀琀ⴀ㈀ ㄀㄀ 㤀㌀ ⴀ㄀氀㄀爀昀⸀栀琀洀氀㰀⼀䄀㸀㰀⼀倀㸀㰀䌀䤀吀䔀㸀伀挀琀漀戀攀爀 ㄀Ⰰ ㈀ ㄀㄀㰀⼀䌀䤀吀䔀㸀 㰀℀ⴀⴀ㰀甀氀㸀 ⴀⴀ㸀㰀℀ⴀⴀ  ⴀⴀ㸀㰀⼀䐀䤀嘀㸀 ਀㰀䐀䤀嘀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀愀爀琀椀挀氀攀䈀漀搀礀㸀㰀℀ⴀⴀ 挀吀ⴀ椀洀愀最攀䰀愀渀搀猀挀愀瀀攀 ⴀⴀ㸀
Maids unwanted ... protesters disagree with the High Court's ruling that immigration laws pertaining to foreign domestic workers were unconstitutional. ਀㰀倀㸀䴀愀椀搀猀 甀渀眀愀渀琀攀搀 ⸀⸀⸀ 瀀爀漀琀攀猀琀攀爀猀 搀椀猀愀最爀攀攀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 䠀椀最栀 䌀漀甀爀琀✀猀 爀甀氀椀渀最 琀栀愀琀 椀洀洀椀最爀愀琀椀漀渀 氀愀眀猀 瀀攀爀琀愀椀渀椀渀最 琀漀 昀漀爀攀椀最渀 搀漀洀攀猀琀椀挀 眀漀爀欀攀爀猀 眀攀爀攀 甀渀挀漀渀猀琀椀琀甀琀椀漀渀愀氀⸀ 㰀䔀䴀㸀倀栀漀琀漀㨀 䄀䘀倀㰀⼀䔀䴀㸀㰀⼀倀㸀㰀⼀䐀䤀嘀㸀

HONG KONG'S High Court has ruled that a law preventing the city's 300,000 foreign maids gaining permanent residency is unconstitutional, handing a landmark victory to a Philippine worker whose case has polarised public opinion over the rights of domestic helpers.

਀㰀倀㸀䔀瘀愀渀最攀氀椀渀攀 䈀愀渀愀漀 嘀愀氀氀攀樀漀猀Ⰰ 眀栀漀 栀愀猀 氀椀瘀攀搀 椀渀 䠀漀渀最 䬀漀渀最 昀漀爀 ㈀㔀 礀攀愀爀猀Ⰰ 挀栀愀氀氀攀渀最攀搀 琀栀攀 爀攀樀攀挀琀椀漀渀 漀昀 栀攀爀 愀瀀瀀氀椀挀愀琀椀漀渀Ⰰ 愀猀欀椀渀最 琀栀攀 挀漀甀爀琀 眀栀礀 攀砀瀀愀琀爀椀愀琀攀猀 猀甀挀栀 愀猀 戀愀渀欀攀爀猀 愀渀搀 挀漀漀欀猀 挀漀甀氀搀 愀瀀瀀氀礀 昀漀爀 瀀攀爀洀愀渀攀渀琀 爀攀猀椀搀攀渀挀礀 愀昀琀攀爀 氀椀瘀椀渀最 椀渀 琀栀攀 挀椀琀礀 挀漀渀琀椀渀甀漀甀猀氀礀 昀漀爀 猀攀瘀攀渀 礀攀愀爀猀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Judge Johnson Lam ruled in her favour yesterday.

਀㰀倀㸀䴀猀 嘀愀氀氀攀樀漀猀✀猀 瘀椀挀琀漀爀礀Ⰰ 椀昀 渀漀琀 漀瘀攀爀琀甀爀渀攀搀 漀渀 愀瀀瀀攀愀氀Ⰰ 挀漀甀氀搀 漀瀀攀渀 琀栀攀 搀漀漀爀 昀漀爀 䠀漀渀最 䬀漀渀最✀猀 昀漀爀攀椀最渀 洀愀椀搀猀Ⰰ 眀栀漀 挀漀渀猀琀椀琀甀琀攀 愀戀漀甀琀 㐀 瀀攀爀 挀攀渀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 瀀漀瀀甀氀愀琀椀漀渀Ⰰ 琀漀 愀瀀瀀氀礀 昀漀爀 瀀攀爀洀愀渀攀渀琀 爀攀猀椀搀攀渀琀 猀琀愀琀甀猀 愀昀琀攀爀 猀攀瘀攀渀 礀攀愀爀猀⸀ 䄀琀 氀攀愀猀琀 琀栀爀攀攀 瀀漀氀椀琀椀挀愀氀 瀀愀爀琀椀攀猀 猀愀椀搀 愀渀 椀渀昀氀甀砀 眀漀甀氀搀 猀琀爀愀椀渀 琀栀攀 挀椀琀礀✀猀 栀攀愀氀琀栀挀愀爀攀Ⰰ 瀀甀戀氀椀挀 栀漀甀猀椀渀最 愀渀搀 攀搀甀挀愀琀椀漀渀 爀攀猀漀甀爀挀攀猀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

''We are disappointed at today's judgment,'' the chairman of the Employers of Domestic Helpers Association in Hong Kong, Joseph Law, said.

਀㰀倀㸀✀✀圀攀 挀愀渀✀琀 愀挀挀漀洀洀漀搀愀琀攀 猀甀挀栀 愀 猀甀搀搀攀渀 椀渀昀氀甀砀 漀昀 瀀漀瀀甀氀愀琀椀漀渀 愀猀 琀栀椀猀 眀漀甀氀搀 椀洀瀀漀猀攀 愀 瀀爀漀昀漀甀渀搀 猀琀爀愀椀渀 漀渀 漀甀爀 爀攀猀漀甀爀挀攀猀⸀✀✀ 㰀⼀倀㸀

Judge Lam ruled the immigration law that bars foreign domestic helpers from eligibility for permanent residency ''derogates'' the meaning of the Basic Law. The Basic Law is the de facto constitution Hong Kong adopted after the British handed the city of 7.1 million back to China.

਀㰀倀㸀䤀洀瀀漀爀琀攀搀 搀漀洀攀猀琀椀挀 栀攀氀瀀攀爀猀 愀爀攀 爀攀焀甀椀爀攀搀 琀漀 氀椀瘀攀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀椀爀 攀洀瀀氀漀礀攀爀猀 愀渀搀 愀爀攀渀✀琀 愀氀氀漀眀攀搀 琀漀 愀挀挀攀瀀琀 漀琀栀攀爀 樀漀戀猀⸀ 䴀愀椀搀猀 挀漀渀琀爀椀戀甀琀攀搀 䠀䬀␀㄀㌀⸀㠀 戀椀氀氀椀漀渀 ⠀␀㄀⸀㠀 戀椀氀氀椀漀渀⤀ 琀漀 琀栀攀 攀挀漀渀漀洀礀 椀渀 ㈀  㐀Ⰰ 漀爀 ㄀ 瀀攀爀 挀攀渀琀 漀昀 䠀漀渀最 䬀漀渀最✀猀 漀甀琀瀀甀琀 琀栀愀琀 礀攀愀爀Ⰰ 愀 爀攀瀀漀爀琀 戀礀 琀栀攀 䄀猀椀愀渀 䴀椀最爀愀渀琀 䌀攀渀琀爀攀 昀漀甀渀搀⸀ 吀栀攀 氀愀眀 洀愀渀搀愀琀攀猀 愀 洀椀渀椀洀甀洀 眀愀最攀 漀昀 䠀䬀␀㌀㜀㐀  ⠀␀㐀㤀 ⤀ 愀 洀漀渀琀栀⸀ 吀栀攀 䠀漀渀最 䬀漀渀最 最漀瘀攀爀渀洀攀渀琀 瀀氀愀渀猀 琀漀 愀瀀瀀攀愀氀 愀最愀椀渀猀琀 琀栀攀 爀甀氀椀渀最⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

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