Whistleblowing is typically frowned upon in Saudi Arabia — even more so when it’s a woman, whistleblowing on the plight and history of abuse against the (migrant) workers. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday that it wants to ‘consult’ the woman who exposed the supposed abuse of Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia.
The department has denied all claims, saying that the Philipinne government has dedicated teams of people who make the rounds at police stations in Saudi Arabia and have yet to report any abuses against Filipinos. The credibility of this claim is fuzzy at best, as the Department has a reputation of refusing to provide adequate justification of it’s claims.
“On Monday, November 4, Filipino workers expelled from Saudi Arabia alleged they were abused amid a crackdown on illegal migrants there. A report by Agence France-Presse quoted at least two women who recounted the alleged abuse.”