Locsin to Kuwait envoy: Give murdered OFW justice


Posted at Jan 01 2020 01:05 AM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. expressed to Kuwait Ambassador Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh his displeasure over the death of a Filipina domestic worker in the hands of her employer’s wife. 

This was after Locsin summoned Althwaikh seeking a dialogue to discuss the incident.

“The friendship between your country which gives our people the jobs they cannot find at home and our people whose faithful service make the life of your people easier depends on justice being done the murdered maid. An eye for an eye, a life for a life,” Locsin said in a tweet on Tuesday.

The DFA said it will push for complete transparency in the investigation, as well as a swift prosecution of the perpetrators "to the fullest extent of the law.”

In an earlier statement, the DFA condemned the Filipina worker's death.

"The continuing incidents of violence and abuse of Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait violates the spirit of the agreement signed in May 2018 that seeks to promote and protect their welfare," the department said.