A newly passed law, giving Filipino migrant workers wider rights in Kuwait, such as having a day off and having their passports in their own possession, angered a Kuwaiti beauty guru so much that she unleashed an angry tirade about it on her blog.
Sondos Al Qattan, who has about 2.3 million followers on Instagram, expressed her displeasure at the changes to the country’s laws, saying: "These contracts [new laws regarding Filipino workers] are a mere comedy. I am told about the conditions and I am shocked. She [the maid] asks for a break every five hours, maybe this seems normal. But how can one keep a maid at home and not keep her passport?"