WHEN YOU LEAVE HOME FOR WORK OR FOR SHOPPING, SHE IS ALL ALONE AT HOME WITH THE CHILDREN OR YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS.
IN SOME CASES, SHE IS ALL ALONE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE IS DOING ALL THAT TIME?
Maid who stole from employers jailed after adding menstrual blood to their food, water
By LOUISA TANG
Published13 JANUARY, 2020UPDATED 13 JANUARY, 2020
SINGAPORE — After stealing more than S$17,000 in cash from her employer’s mother, a foreign domestic helper wanted the family to agree with what she did and not scold her for her work performance.
To that end, the Indonesian mixed some of her urine, saliva and menstrual blood into their rice and water. The family of six ended up consuming it.
This practice of using vaginal fluids to make love and magical potions can be found in some parts of South-east Asia, where some believe they have special powers.
On Monday (Jan 13), the maid — who goes by one name, Diana — was sentenced to six months and seven weeks’ jail for her actions.
The 30-year-old pleaded guilty in a district court to two counts of mischief and one count of theft. Another charge of theft was taken into consideration for sentencing.
Diana had worked for her employers for about two years when she put the offending fluids into the family’s kettle and rice.
STOLE MONEY ON FIVE OCCASIONS
The court heard that Diana’s employer’s mother, a 67-year-old housewife, received monthly allowances from her husband and three daughters. She put the cash in a safe inside her bedroom, securing it with a number lock.
Diana then began watching her when she unlocked her iPad, managing to identify the numeric passcode.
Using the same passcode, she successfully unlocked the safe and began stealing the money in it.
On five occasions between mid-August 2017 and June 2018, she took a total of S$13,300 from the safe. Another unknown female Indonesian helped her to remit the money back to Indonesia.
Court documents showed that Diana stole another S$4,200 from between September and November last year.
Separately, she mixed the menstrual blood, urine and saliva into the water and rice sometime in August last year.
21 January 2018
Maid in Singapore arrested for throwing items from window of flat
SINGAPORE: A 31-year-old maid was arrested on Friday (Jan 19) after throwing items from a flat on the second floor.
Police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to the case of a rash act at Block 623, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, at around 2.30pm.
The woman was arrested in relation to the case and police investigations are ongoing.
ST understands that the woman is an Indonesian maid. She had thrown several items from the window of the flat, including a wheelchair.
A video posted online shows the woman tossing items down, including a rice cooker, appliances and clothes, while a man is heard in the video making a call for help.
A pile of assorted items can be seen at the foot of the block.
Maid arrested for throwing items from 2nd-storey Ang Mo Kio flathttps://cna.asia/2DRbBLe
SINGAPORE: A foreign domestic helper was arrested on Friday (Jan 19) for throwing items from a second-storey flat in Ang Mo Kio.
The police said they were alerted at around 2.30pm on Friday to the incident at Block 623 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9. The domestic helper, who is 31 years old, was arrested.
Channel NewsAsia understands that no one was injured in the incident.
A video circulating on WhatsApp and social media showed the woman tossing items out of the flat’s window, including a rice cooker, kettle, pots and pans, and a bamboo pole.
3 December 2017
Police searching for maid who ran off with RM31,000
AN Indonesian maid was reported missing, along with RM31,000 in local and foreign currencies belonging to her employer, in Precinct 14, Putrajaya, two days ago.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Rosly Hassan said the 64-year-old employer found the maid, Dasirah, missing after waking up from a nap at 4pm.
He said the employer believed that Dasirah had left the house after finding some of her clothes missing.
“The employer then went to her son’s room and found that US$7,000 (RM28,550), which was kept there, missing.
“Also missing was RM3,000 that the woman had left in a dressing table drawer in her daughter’s room,” he said today.
18 April 2017
Maid’s undoing with ‘sexy’ shots on Facebook
Woman discovers photos of maid wearing lingerie belonging to her and that the latter had allowed a friend to come to the house, without their knowledge.\
PETALING JAYA: A couple in Singapore are considering installing closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) in their home after recently discovering some “revealing” photos of their maid, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Last Saturday, the wife, 28, was browsing Facebook and came across photos of her maid in lingerie which looked familiar, and she soon realised it was her own.
“Aside from seeing my maid wearing my lingerie, I also discovered that she had allowed her friend to come to our house, without our knowledge,” the wife, who is a Filipino expat in the island republic, said of her findings from the maid’s FB page.
According to the daily, the maid, 28, had taken several photos while posing sexily in bed wearing her employer’s lingerie.
The couple believed that the maid’s brazen act and lack of responsibility in allowing her friends to enter their home, was due to the fact there was no CCTV installed.
15 Feb 2017
Indonesian maid charged with murder of elderly employer found dead in Tampines http://bit.ly/2kvqp7e
An Indonesian domestic helper was charged with the murder of an elderly woman on Wednesday (Feb 15). Minah, 37, had allegedly killed Madam Tay Quee Lang, 78, at around 2:10pm on Monday (Feb 13). Photo: Robin Choo/TODAY
SINGAPORE – An Indonesian domestic helper has been charged on Wednesday (Feb 15) with the murder of her elderly employer who was found dead in her Tampines flat on Monday.
Minah, 37, had allegedly killed her employer, Madam Tay Quee Lang, 78, at around 2.10pm on Monday. The victim was found dead with injuries to her neck in the living room of a fifth-storey flat at Block 276 Tampines Street 22.
Appearing in court on Wednesday in a black-and-white-striped top, Minah was represented by Mr Nasser Ismail. Mr Nasser, who had been engaged by the Indonesian Embassy on Tuesday, told reporters outside court that he had only spoken briefly to Minah and she was quite shocked by the incident.
LATEST: 37-year-old Indonesian maid arrested for murder of an elderly woman in her Tampines flat yesterday
SINGAPORE – An Indonesian maid has been arrested for murdering a 77-year-old woman with a knife.
Police arrested the 37-year-old woman on Tuesday (Feb 14). In a media update, police said she will be charged in court for murder tomorrow.
The elderly woman was found dead with injuries on her neck at Block 276 Tampines Street 22 on Monday afternoon, after the maid had alerted a neighbour about the incident, who then called the police.
22 Dec 2016
Police after employer, Indonesian maid found unconscious in a drain in Mutiara Damansara
Unconscious maid found in drain sparks suspicion of abuse
PETALING JAYA: A case of maid abuse is suspected after a 19-year-old Indonesian woman was found lying unconscious in a drain in Mutiara Damansara yesterday, The New Straits Times reported.
Police say they are now looking for the maid’s employer, who is suspected of having abused her as she was in a severely injured state.
The maid was first spotted by a security guard at the residential area in PJU 3/10. He then notified a nearby resident shortly after noon.
According to Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din, the resident immediately brought the girl to the nearest clinic for treatment and took her to the Mutiara Damansara police station to lodge a report.
The maid was later sent to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for further treatment, NST reported.
“Our initial investigation revealed that the girl is working in one of the houses in the residential area.
“Efforts to track down the employer and her place of employment are being conducted.
8 June 2016
59-year-old woman murdered in Telok Kurau
SINGAPORE — A 59-year-old woman was found murdered in a home in Lorong H Telok Kurau on Tuesday evening (June 7) and her maid, 23, has been arrested in connection with the death.
When the police arrived at the scene, they found the victim’s motionless body, according to a statement from the Singapore Police Force early Wednesday morning. Paramedics pronounced her dead just after 9pm.
The victim’s 57-year-old husband was found injured and sent to Changi General Hospital for treatment.
Alleged murder case – involving elderly couple, maid – at Telok Kurau. Police have cordoned off area
Woman dead, husband injured in incident at Telok Kurau; Indonesian maid arrested http://str.sg/43EB
19 April 2016
Police on the hunt for Indonesian maid who abducted 12-year-old girl
@PDRMsia http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/04/140184/police-hunt-indonesian-maid-who-abducted-12-year-old-girl …
By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF
According to her post, the Indonesian maid left the home in Subang Jaya SS19, with her niece. The maid was also left a letter. The incident was only realised at about 5.30am.
Post from friend of mine. Just now my mother & I were discussing to hire maid for my babies but when I saw this post…so scary! Maybe Allah want to show to me that it is not a good decision for me 😔. Ya Allah please help this child. Anyone, if you saw this ‘makcik’ please please contact the number. Thanks
9 April 2016
A maid who worked for her employer for just a week has allegedly ran away with jewellery and cash worth RM43,000.
By Kelly Koh
“A report was lodged by the female doctor in her 40’s at about 10pm at the Banda Hilir police station.
19 February 2016
She was not mistreated but the endless scoldings were a mental torture, so she climbed down the rubbish chute…
But the rope broke!
Maid uses makeshift rope to flee employers’ 7th-storey flat http://ebx.sh/1PURutF
At 28cm by 19cm, the rubbish chute opening is just half the size of a copy of The New Paper.
Not that its size deterred Rindu, an Indonesian domestic worker who is 1.57m tall and weighs 53kg.
The 28-year-old somehow managed to squeeze herself into the opening and, with a makeshift rope, tried to lower herself from her former employers’ seventh-storey Housing Board flat.
But she lost her grip and ended up falling down the dark and dirty chute, injuring her spine and leg.
Now recuperating at a shelter in Batam, Rindu, who declined to give her full name, told TNP last Friday in English: “I just wanted to go away. I didn’t think about the injuries. Maybe I’m crazy.”
Maid Climbs Down 7th Floor Rubbish Chute to Escape Employer’s Daily Scoldings
She wasn’t abused or mistreated, but the endless scoldings every day had gotten too much for her to bear.
And the straw that broke the camel’s back – her employer dumped a tub of hot water into the sink while she was doing the dishes.
That’s when Rindu decided she had to escape.
The next day at 6am, she grabbed some clothes and blankets to make a rope, and made a dash for the rubbish chute of her employer’s HDB flat home.
Despite it being 7 storeys high, she thought it better to try her luck.
Unfortunately, her plan fell through and she fell 7 floors down onto a heap of trash, getting her lip and leg broken in the process.
Rindu was discharged from the National University Hospital last month after 3 operations.
The 27-year-old Indonesian has to wear a waist brace and has 8 rings attached to her spine to keep it in place.
The Ministry of Manpower has seen to the payment of her salaries and made arrangements for her to leave Singapore
She is now resting in a shelter in Batam.
4 January 2016
Maid jailed for kicking and slapping 2 kids under her care
THIS MAID WAS TRYING TO STAY ALIVE, TRYING TO SURVIVE SLOW STARVATION…
She said that she was given two meals a day, with each ration consisting of instant noodles and a slice of bread.
17 December 2015
Maid abuse trial: Wife has anorexia and eats mostly bread herself
Husband of couple on trial for starving maid says wife has eating disorder
She has a history of anorexia nervosa – an eating disorder.
Because of this, businessman Lim Choon Hong, 47, told the court yesterday that his wife of 25 years has always been conscious about her weight.
He said that when they first met, she was skinny and had been warded on a few occasions because of her condition.
Testifying for the first time on the third day of their trial, he added that housewife Chong Sui Foon, also 47, eats “very plain and bland food”.
He told District Judge Low Wee Ping: “She takes bread and doesn’t eat anything else, maybe a bit of rice.”
And the kind of food Chong consumes is similar to what she had given Filipino maid Thelma Oyasan Gawidan when she worked for them.
16 December 2015
Starved maid wasn’t the first helper to be fed bread, instant noodles
The Lim family had three other maids working for them before Filipino Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, now 40, started working for them on Jan 23, 2013.
The court heard on Wednesday (Dec 16) that the Lims’ first maid, an Indonesian known only as Sri, had also complained about only being given bread and instant noodles to eat.
The maid also said she had to wake up at night and sleep during the day.
Testifying in court today, the owner of employment agency A C Toh Enterprises, Mr Toh Ah Choon, said Sri was later transferred out and is now working for another family in Singapore.
Maid abuse case: Employers’ past maid also given bread and instant noodles, says witness.
While Lim and Chong were allowed to make an application for a “no case to answer” and ask for an acquittal before they were called to give their defence, their lawyer Tan Hee Liang told District Judge Ronald Gwee that they would not do so.
“My client is very eager to have his side of the story (told),” Mr Tan said.
The lawyer said Lim was “very distressed by the whole affair”, and told the court that Lim hopes the press would cover his side of the story.
Lim, a businessman, now lives in a 27th floor apartment at the D’Leedon condominium at Leedon Heights.
Madam Gawidan, meanwhile, works for another employer.
The trial is continuing on Wednesday afternoon with Lim on the stand.
15 December 2015
‘I could not take it any longer’: Maid tearfully recounts her escape
Ms Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, on Dec 14, 2015. Photo: Jason Quah
SINGAPORE — She took the opportunity to flee when her employers sent her to clean the elevator area near their condominium unit in Orchard. As she fled, Ms Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, was chased by the condominium guard but she managed to give him the slip and ran to Far East Shopping Centre to hide.
Recounting her escape from allegedly abusive employers in court today (Dec 15), Ms Gawidan said that at the shopping mall, she borrowed a mobile phone from another Filipino maid to contact her friend, known as Lilibeth, who took Ms Gawidan for a meal before taking her to the Humanitarian Organisation Migration Economics (HOME) shelter at Lucky Plaza.
Asked by Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Soo Tet why she left her former employers’ home on April 18 last year, Ms Gawidan broke into tears and said: “I (could not) take it any longer.”
The court also heard from Ms Gawidan today that she had no forms of communication with people apart from her former employers and their family.
She said she owned a mobile phone that was locked in her suitcase. But her former employers, she claimed, had kept the suitcase at a place outside their home.
Asked by DPP Tan if she tried to contact her maid agency, Ms Gawidan said she asked her former employers if she could do so. She said they told her to tell them what she wanted to speak with the agency about and they would convey the message to the agency.
On one occasion, another townmate known as Larry from the Filipino embassy phoned Lim, looking for Ms Gawidan.
Recounting the phone conversation, she told the court: “I was informed by Larry that Lilibeth came to the embassy to enquire about me. I had no communication with my family and I haven’t sent any money (back).”
Breaking down again in court, Ms Gawidan added: “I had no communication with my family, it was as if I just disappeared from them.”
The trial continues this afternoon.
Maid allegedly made to take showers at condo toilet, restricted to once/twice a week; worked over 24hrs at a stretch
Couple accused of starving maid, causing her weight to drop from 49kg to 29kg
Details of their alleged ill-treatment of their maid, Ms Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, were revealed in court today (Dec 14). In her 15 months working for the couple, they are said to have made her work for more than 24 hours at a stretch, while providing her with only two meals a day. Lim, who is understood to be a trader formerly, and his homemaker wife also allegedly forbade her from brushing her teeth, and restricted her to showers just once or twice a week — at the public toilet in their Orchard condominium, where Chong would allegedly watch to make sure she did not take too long. The storeroom was where she slept, Ms Thelma told investigators.
Taking the stand today, she broke down twice as she recounted the experience.
“I became skinny. I don’t recognize myself when I look in the mirror,” she said, choking up with tears. “I felt my body shivering. I (didn’t) have energy.”
After one month of working for the couple, Ms Gawidan stopped having her period, the court heard. A few months later, she started losing her hair and she saw her clothes becoming looser.
Ms Gawidan said through an interpreter that her first meal would typically be two to three slices of bread and instant noodles, with one slice of tomato and cucumber, and a piece of meat the size of her little finger. Her second meal would be five to six slices of bread.
If she asked for more food, Chong would give in at times, but then give her less for her next meal, she added.
Couple claim trial for startling case of alleged maid abuse
Couple claim trial for startling case of alleged maid abuse http://bit.ly/1QGkNmP
Employers accused of starving maid for 15 months, causing her to go from 49kg to 29kg
Lim’s wife, Chong Sui Foon, 47, faces a count of abetting Lim in committing the offence.
A district court heard that Ms Thelma ran away from Lim’s condominium on April 18 last year, and sought refuge at a shelter run by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home).
Home then reported Ms Thelma’s complaints of weight loss, insufficient rest and food, and unacceptable sleeping space to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
When MOM investigation officer Christina Quek interviewed her on April 21, Ms Thelma was observed to be “emotional” and “about to cry” when questioned about her food, sleep, and how her employers treated her.
11 December 2015
These maids sacrifice part of their day off to spend time with patients at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
Do maids get a day off in Malaysia?
Maids spend their day off bringing cheer to IMH patients
Koh Xing Hui
The Straits Times
Dec 10, 2015
Every Sunday, Mrs Joyce Fernandez makes the 90-minute journey from Sembawang to Buangkok to spend two hours bringing cheer to patients at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
This, despite her six-day work week taking care of a family, including a nine-year-old boy.
The 44-year-old Filipino domestic worker is one of 54 maids in a volunteer group called Ladies in the Power of Service (Lips) who regularly visit long-stay patients – those who have been warded at the IMH for more than a year.
They sing, draw, play mahjong with and talk to the patients. More importantly, they bring joy to the patients’ lives.
There are 1,000 long-stay IMH patients and only about a third of them receive regular visitors.
Lips started in November 2012 with just six domestic workers who met through a training course at the Filipino Overseas Workers in Singapore and wanted a meaningful way to spend their one day off each week.
Founder Vivian Hina, 40, said: “We had a friend working at IMH, former pharmacy technician Lilibeth Galvez – she asked if we wanted to join the volunteer group.
“We found it enjoyable and rewarding, so we’re still here three years later.”
Through word of mouth, a total of 54 members now volunteer with the group. “We never thought we’d grow this big,” said Ms Hina, who is a team leader at Lips.
Each week, the women organise themselves into the same six teams and visit the same wards, so patients and volunteers can get to know one another better.
In all, the IMH has about 300 active volunteers who spend 25,000 hours a year conducting activities for the long-stay patients. Other groups include retirees, students, housewives and Singapore Airlines cabin crew.
11 December 2015
Maid gets 10 years’ jail term for killing boss’ mother-in-law.
Indonesian with depressive disorder guilty of killing boss’ mother-in-law
By RONALD LOH
Two days after Madam Aandi Abdul Rahman Rasheeda Begam was buried, her family members got a shock.
Their Indonesian maid suddenly confessed she had killed the 76-year-old grandmother by smothering her to death with a pillow.
The news was especially shocking as Madam Aandi had been found without any visible injuries and was certified to have died from a heart disease.
The police were notified and Madam Aandi’s body was exhumed for a further autopsy.
Yesterday, the 24-year-old Indonesian maid, Yati, was sentenced to 10 years’ jail for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for killing Madam Aandi at the Serangoon North Avenue 4 HDB flat on Jan 14 last year.
She was initially charged with murder but the charge was amended after she was found to be suffering from severe depression with psychotic symptoms.
After working for a month, Yati began feeling stressed as she thought Madam Fathima would scold her whenever she made mistakes and feed her leftovers. She also developed the idea that Madam Fathima did not like Madam Aandi because she, too, was fed leftovers.
She also came to this conclusion because she was instructed to attend to the children’s needs before the old woman’s.
The maid decided to kill Madam Aandi because she thought doing so would make Madam Fathima like her, the court heard.
At about 11.30pm on Jan 13 last year, Yati saw that Madam Aandi had gone to bed.
25 October 2015
A MAID WHO IS DIFFERENT
She just wants to keep on helping others
Ms Easwari, whose father died when she was 12, started helping out at one of Mother Teresa’s charities in Chennai at the age of 14. She came here in 1986 to work at Swami Home, a voluntary welfare organisation in Sembawang, where she helped out for 10 years before moving to another employer.
“I just want to keep on giving and helping others,” she said. “I am happiest when I feel that I have helped others live better.”
Maid who takes care of stroke victim like one of her own family wins AWWA award http://str.sg/ZLKU
Maid who takes care of stroke victim like one of her own family wins AWWA award
20 September 2015
Maid gives birth to dead baby, hides body in drawer at employer’s house
Maid gives birth to dead baby, hides body in drawer at employer’s house in Serangoon http://str.sg/ZLqt
She was taken to a clinic and subsequently referred to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for tests, where a doctor suspected that she had recently given birth.
Upon further questioning, the woman admitted to delivering a baby boy who died on birth and hiding the body in a drawer in a second-floor room at her employers’ house.
When contacted, a police spokesman said it was alerted to the incident at 1.22pm and discovered the baby’s body in the drawer.
The baby was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
2 September 2015
Baby left unattended in Klang home after maid walks out with cash and jewellery
A 3-month old baby girl was left alone for almost two hours by a maid who ran away from her employers’ house on Wednesday afternoon in Malaysia.
The 25-year-old Indonesian maid, named Icha, left the house at about 1.17 pm. In the CCTV, she was seen leaving with a luggage bag.
She also took with her a sum of cash and her employer’s wedding bands. At that time, no one else was in the house. The maid, however, sent a message to the employer’s sibling informing that the baby has been left in a room.
The baby’s mother, Farah Mustapa, 28 received the message from her sibling, at 1.30pm. She quickly told her husband, Mohd Khairi Khalid, 36 to go home.
When he arrived home, he saw their daughter, Ayyra Mohd Khairi sleeping on a sofa in the living room.
26 August 2015
Maid slashed in throat by man in horror attack
Yesterday, police said the man had been arrested.
Ms Rose said Ms Remedios broke up with her boyfriend, a construction worker, about three months ago and he had been seen loitering at the block for about an hour every Sunday since then.
“She no longer kept in contact with him after they broke up but he was always hanging around the block on Sundays,” she said.
Maid slashed by ex-BF in Tampines: Boss saw blood spurting out of her throat http://bit.ly/1fFAQSN
By the time their employer, Jose Mari Camacho, 40, rushed out of a room, Ms Remedios had slumped onto the floor.
The planning manager said: “I was shocked. I immediately grabbed a towel and told Rose to apply pressure on the wounds and called the police.
“I then ran out of the flat to find out who had done this to her.”
When he could not find the attacker, he went back to attend to Ms Remedios.
“She was still conscious and bleeding heavily. It was a very deep cut and I could see her trachea (windpipe) coming out from her throat, where blood was spurting out,” Mr Camacho said.
“There were also deep cuts on her wrist and palm. I could see her bones and ligaments. Her thumb and finger were hanging just by the skin.”
An ambulance and the police arrived within minutes and Ms Remedios was taken to Changi General Hospital.
25 August 2015
This maid was attacked by her ex boyfriend!
Maid slashed in throat by man in horror attack
Attacker, who used paper cutter, still at large
Maid slashed in throat by man in horror attack http://ebx.sh/1NFQrzC
By DAVID SUN
A maid was slashed on the throat on Sunday by a man her alleged to be her ex-boyfriend in what is believed to be a crime of passion.
Ms Allen Remedios, 38, was returning home to Block 311, Tampines Street 33, when the man stopped her, took out a 15cm paper cutter and slashed her throat, wrist and palm.
After he fled, she stumbled up the stairs to the second-storey flat, leaving a trail of blood.
Another maid working for the same employer said she heard the door bell ring at about 6.30pm and was horrified to see Ms Remedios drenched in blood when she opened the door.
“She was standing there with blood all over her.
SOON, MANY OF US WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT OUR INDONESIAN MAID IS DOING WHILE WE’RE AWAY.
Why? Because she will be too expensive for us.
Friday May 29, 2015 MYT 8:42:42 PM
Indonesia makes it official – RM1,200 for maids
KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesia has proposed the new wage for maids at RM1,200 per month from RM800.
It submitted a proposal paper on the new wage to the Human Resources Ministry to improve working conditions of maids in Malaysia.
Indonesia Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Hermono said this was to ensure that the job in Malaysia was more competitive.
“We propose that the wage is raised to RM1,200 per month. If wages in other countries are taken into account, it is so much higher than those offered in Malaysia,” he told Bernama.
He said the proposal was submitted during the joint working group between the human resources ministry of both countries in Putrajaya last May 12 and 13.
He said the Indonesian delegation was led by Labour Placement Construction director-general Reyna Usman while Malaysia was led by Human Resources Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Saripuddin Kasim.
Indonesia also suggested that Malaysia facilitates easier processing of documents and abolish charge payments on housemaids estimated at RM1,800 per person.
Maid gets 12 years’ jail for strangling teen with school pinafore; was severely depressed http://tdy.sg/1KtToCF
SINGAPORE — An Indonesian maid who killed her employer’s teenage daughter in November 2013 was today (May 25) sentenced to 12 years’ jail for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Tuti Aeliyah, 30, pleaded guilty to the charge in the High Court. She was found to be suffering from severe depression with psychotic symptoms, and her judgement was significantly impaired, at the time of the offence.
She had strangled Shameera Basha Noor Basha, 16, with the latter’s school pinafore in the family’s Tampines flat on the morning of Nov 14, 2013. Shameera’s parents and brother were not home at the time. Tuti had gone into Shameera’s room and smothered her at about 8am. They struggled and she stabbed her victim, then looped the pinafore around her victim’s neck and pulled.
Maid charged with 16-year-old’s murder
An Indonesian maid was Friday charged with the murder of her employer’s 16-year-old daughter in their Tampines flat.
The charge was read to Tuti Aeliyah before a field magistrate at a hospital where she was sent for a medical check-up.
The 28-year-old is accused of killing Shameera Basha Noor Basha, a Secondary 4 student at Tanjong Katong Girls’ School (TKGS), on Thursday between 7am and 1pm.
Tuti has since been remanded for further investigations, but will return to court in two weeks.
The Straits Times
Safe keeping of maids’ pay can be tricky
About 600 complaints from maids about non-payment of salaries were received by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) each year for the last two years, and most involved safe keeping of the money.
Releasing the figures in response to queries from The Straits Times, MOM reiterated that it discourages safe keeping of pay by employers, to minimise misunderstandings and avoid disputes.
Earlier last month, a Singaporean woman was fined $32,000 – the highest so far – for not paying her maid for more than a year. During the two-day trial, Tang Lee Sung, 39, said Ms Astrilia Agustin had agreed to Tang’s mother keeping her salary for her and paying her later.
But Tang and her mother did not pay Ms Astrilia when her employment contract ended as they claimed that she did not perform her tasks well. The arrears amounted to more than $5,700.
According to regulations, employers have to pay domestic workers their salaries no later than seven days after the last day of the salary period, which cannot exceed one month.
While safe keeping is a private arrangement, the salary must still be paid in full when the helper asks for it, said MOM.
Failure to do so is tantamount to unlawful withholding of salary, and the employer could be fined up to $10,000 and/or imprisoned for up to a year.
While other maids throughout the country went on with their duties, this maid was trying to survive!
Maid claims she was ‘left for dead’ in jungle
PETALING JAYA, April 28 — A 23-year-old Indonesian maid, who left her family behind to seek a better life, miraculously survived after being found in the forest by an Orang Asli at Ulu Yam in Hulu Selangor, around 9.30am on April 19.
Norfia Linda from Lombok, East Java, claimed her employers had dumped her in the jungle and left her to die with her hands tied and face covered.
Indonesian deputy chief of mission Hermono said Norfia, who had a broken finger and bruises on her body, was rushed to a clinic in Kuala Kubu Bharu by the Orang Asli, who alerted his friends for help.
Norfia, who entered Malaysia illegally through a middleman, is currently under the care of the Indonesian embassy.
She is reported to be in stable condition after undergoing four days of treatment at the Selayang Hospital.
Hermono said the employers, a couple in their 30s, were arrested on the same day of the incident.
However, the wife was granted police bail as she has a six-month-old baby to care for.
The husband, a government servant, remains in police custody.
“We will make arrangements to send Norfia home once investigation
She said she wanted her employer to get angry at her and send her home. Instead, she’s going to jail for 3 years.
Maid jailed 3 years for adding eucalyptus oil to infant’s breast milk http://ow.ly/M9nky
A former Indonesian domestic worker was on Monday jailed three years for adding eucalyptus oil into breast milk meant for her employers’ infant son.
Annisa, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to cause the two-month-old boy to take an unwholesome substance.
On Aug 23 last year, two months after working for her employers, the maid added eucalyptus oil into two packets of breast milk her employer kept in the freezer.
Annisa made sure the tainted packets were put on the outer part of the freezer so they would be used first.
Annisa, who had no lawyer, said she wanted her employer to get angry at her and send her home.
District Judge Lee Poh Choo called it a cruel and unconscionable act.
The judge said: “The victim is only two months old, incapable of protecting himself and rejecting feed. You were employed to look after the baby, not to cause him harm.”
ONE DAY, SOME DAY, INDONESIAN MAIDS WON’T BE COMING…
“There are only three countries in the world supplying domestic workers, two are in Asia and one in Africa. One of those in Asia is Indonesia. This is a matter of dignity. It was really shameful (speaking about this) during our bilateral with Malaysia”
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo said Indonesia will stop sending its women to work as maids overseas to preserve the country’s dignity – and is working on a target to enforce this.
“I have given Manpower Minister a target to come up with a clear roadmap on when we can stop sending female domestic workers. We should have pride and dignity,” he said in a speech at the Hanura party’s national congress in Solo, Central Java, late on Friday night.
Mr Joko, who visited Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines last week, said he felt ashamed and upset when discussing the issue with Malaysia.
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Maid hurt after incident involving employer
Posted on February 9, 2015, Monday
SIBU: A foreigner maid fell from a ladder on Thursday after her employer allegedly kicked the ladder as the latter was angry that she did not finished her chores quickly.
The 30-year-old maid suffered injuries to her waist and left leg in the 7am fall.
Her employer, with whom she had worked for only a few months, was said to have asked the agent to send her away.
While they were on the way, the employer stopped their car and allegedly dragged the maid out.
It was believed that the agent drove off, leaving her by the roadside.
WHEN THE STUPIDITY OF ONE OF OUR FIRMS CAUSE OUR NATION A HOST OF PROBLEMS…
Herman Prayitno, the Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia protested the advertisement saying that the Robovac Malaysia is insensitive and causes trouble to the Indonesians.
“I want the advertisement to be banned, not even to be displayed anywhere in Robovac manufacturing company,” he demanded
Malaysian ad dispute leading to diplomatic row http://bit.ly/1LL9fMi
Jakarta Govenor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama today vented his frustration over a Malaysian firm’s advertisement deemed insult to Indonesian domestic workers.
The vaccuum cleaner advertisement with the words ‘Fire Your Indonesian Maid Now!’ is seen as demeaning to Indonesian domestic workers and the republic, and is fodder for what is escalating into a diplomatic row.
“How can you paint (the issue) in such a way? The slogan ‘Fire Indonesian Maid Now’ is just too much,” the governor better known as Ahok is quoted by Indonesian media Metronews.com as saying.
The former Belitung Timur regent urged both the neighbouring country leaders to solve the issue as soon as possible to avoid straining the countries’ bilateral relationship.
Malaysian ad dispute leading to diplomatic row http://bit.ly/1LL9fMi
RI Embassy in KL protests
The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has sent a letter to the Malaysian domestic affairs ministry in protest of a Malaysian firm’s advertisement deemed to have discredited Indonesia.
The advertisement created by cleaning utensil producer RobVac said: “Fire your Indonesian maids now”, Antara news agency reported on Wednesday.
Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Herman Prayitno has deplored the advertisement, calling it insensitive and demeaning to Indonesians.
The Indonesian Embassy, therefore, has asked the Malaysian authorities to ban the advertisement.
The embassy has also asked the Malaysian government to ensure that such a case does not occur again.
Aside from sending a note in protest of the advertisement, the embassy has also assigned it lawyers to meet with the company’s representatives and to consider taking legal measures.
The embassy has also reported the case to the Selangor police. (hhr)
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Maid jailed 12 months for hurting employer’s 87-year-old mum more than 20 times
Maid abuses employer’s elderly mum, 87, by hitting her — as a form of ‘revenge’ http://bit.ly/1ARWRl2
A domestic worker who vented her frustration on her employer’s elderly mother by hurting the 87-year-old more than 20 times was jailed for 12 months on Wednesday.
Indonesian Sulastri Sakiran Sumadi, 37, had borne a grudge against her employer over a dispute…
Instead of sorting the matter out with her employer, Ms Marlene Poh Geok Hee, 51, she vented her dissatisfaction on Ms Poh’s mother, Madam Tan Lye Hoe, by using her bare hands or an object to hurt her as a form of revenge.
Every time she hit or inflicted hurt upon the victim, the elderly woman would neither retaliate nor shout. Instead, she would say “sakit” (Malay for pain) softly and apologise to the maid, despite not knowing what she had done which led to the assault.
It was only when the victim complained to her daughter of pain in her head did the latter review the CCTV footage and saw what Sulastri had done.
WHEN YOUR CHILD IS NOT A GOOD EATER, IT CAN BE VERY FRUSTRATING FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING THE MAID, SO WATCH CAREFULLY WHEN IT IS FEEDING TIME!
Maid jailed for slapping employer’s 16-month-old child repeatedly while she was feeding her http://bit.ly/1GpRGxH
An Indonesian domestic worker was jailed for three months on Monday for ill-treating her employer’s 16-month-old daughter.
When the employer returned, Supriyani, who was carrying the child, told her that the victim had bruises under her left eye due to constant rubbing.
She became suspicious when she noticed marks on the victim’s left cheek that looked like a handprint.
On viewing CCTV footage, she saw Supriyani slapping the child on the right cheek while feeding the girl, who was strapped in a high chair.
About two minutes later, the maid gave a hard slap on the victim’s left cheek and lifted her up from the chair by grabbing her head. She also shook the victim, who began crying but eventually calmed down.
Four minutes later, she again slapped the girl on the right cheek. The child cried so much she vomited.
When this happened, the maid became angry and grabbed the toddler by the head and shook her vigorously.
THIS IS THE INDONESIAN MADE WHO FORCED A TWO-YEAR OLD BOY TO EAT SHIT.
Subang Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Tan Ah Chua said the maid in her 40s would be remanded until Dec 19 to help in police investigation.
“We will arrange for the suspect to undergo a mental examination,” he said.
According to Harian Metro, the toddler had been sent to a hospital for treatment and his condition is improving.
Monday December 15, 2014 MYT 4:17:52 PM
Indonesian maid force feeds two-year-old with faeces
PETALING JAYA: A foul stench coming from her two-year-old grandson’s mouth led a businesswoman to the horrific discovery that their Indonesian maid may have been feeding the child with faeces.
Subang Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Tan Ah Chua said on Monday that the 48-year-old businesswoman had just arrived at the double-storey terrace house in USJ at 8pm Thursday when a foul smell from her grandson roused her suspicion.
“She traced the source of the smell back to the child’s mouth.
“It was then that she noticed debris resembling faeces stuck in between her grandson’s teeth,” he added.
Supt Tan said the grandmother questioned the child about the debris and was shocked when he told her that his “bibik” had fed him excrement.
“The child said he was given faeces to eat in a toilet on the upper floor.
“She also said that the boy had vomited out bile that smelt like excrement,” he explained.
THIS IS AN INTERESTING PICTURE, TO SAY THE LEAST. I wonder what the truth was.
The person who posted these photos wrote
I want to share with your readers an encounter that I saw at Nex Shopping Mall near my house there. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I see a Pinoy maid sitting in a wheelchair and she is making an elderly push the wheelchair for her around.
The old lady looks like she is suffering from dementia because when I tried talking to her she seems very slow to respond and do not seem to know what is going on and just seems to follow orders blindly.
I also confronted the maid to find out what is going on and she seems to not care what I said. I scolded the pinoy maid for what she did and she turned very aggressive towards me and only stand up and walk away after I started taking out my camera to take photos of her and threatened to complain to her owners that hire her if she don’t give up the wheelchair.
DEAR TRS, I SAW A PINOY MAID MAKING AN ELDERLY PUSH HER IN A WHEELCHAIR!
This Indonesian maid was trying to escape from her abusive employer on the 36th storey by climbing down from the kitchen balcony…to the 34th storey!
Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:26
Woman rescues abused maid climbing down from 36th storey of condo
SINGAPORE – After overcoming her initial fears from seeing someone on the ledge outside her 34th-storey kitchen, she reacted with sheer might.
It was 5.30am and the 63-year-old cleaner was the only one awake in her five-room HDB flat at Block 22, Teban Gardens when she saw a figure on the ledge.
Madam Seetoh thought a thief was trying to break into her home.
But when she heard a desperate plea for help, her reflexes kicked in: She reached out and yanked the maid to the safety of her kitchen.
She did so without any help and when the police arrived, the drama was over.
She did not know it then, but the Indonesian maid was trying to flee from her abusive employer on the 36th storey by climbing down from the kitchen balcony.
The incident occurred on Feb 5 last year. Yesterday, Madam Seetoh’s act of courage and strength came to light when the maid’s employer, housewife Tay Li Nah, 39, was jailed four weeks for hurting Ms Saedatun Fandilah, 26.
AND WHAT IS THE MAID DOING? RECOVERING AT THE HOSPITAL!
Maid suffers scalding from employer
Last updated on 24 August 2014 – 09:21pm
GEORGE TOWN: A 22-year-old maid suffered burns on her hands, back and neck after her employer was alleged to have thrown hot water at her in a fit of anger.
The employer was alleged to have attacked the maid after accusing her of not performing her duties properly on Aug 20 at about 4.30pm.
Initial investigations showed the victim was tied up and not allowed to seek medical treatment for her injuries.
However, the maid managed to escape the next day when the employer went out and sought the help of a security guard at the apartment in Air Itam. She is currently warded at the Penang Hospital for treatment.
WHAT WAS YOUR FILIPINA MAID DOING ON HER DAY OFF?
FIGHTING WITH ANOTHER FILIPINA MAID!
Two wrongs don’t make one right!
The Filipina maid had stolen from her employer. That was bad enough. But the police sergeant ‘stole’ sexual favours from her in return for being lenient with her.
Ms Dwi Sulistiani, a 25 year old Indonesian maid had been arrested for stealing from her employer and Parthivan had been the senior investigation officer in charge of the case.
He had been interviewing her at the station when he asked if she wanted his help. When she agreed, he said that she would need to help him first.
And that was how it started.
Parthivan Ramaya, 34, a Police Staff Sergeant, was sentenced to 14 months jail today for corruptly receiving sexual favours from the maid.
Ms Dwi Sulistiani, a 25 year old Indonesian maid had been arrested for stealing from her employer and Parthivan had been the senior investigation officer in charge of the case.
He had been interviewing her at the station when he asked if she wanted his help. When she agreed, he said that she would need to help him first.
SOMETHING IS FISHY!
Lawyer puzzled over his runaway maid issue
Last updated on 17 August 2014 – 08:14pm
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer is puzzled how his Filipino maid, Cindy Laguda Lozada, who ran away in February, last year, was able to obtain a new passport and visit pass despite him having the original passport.
Speaking to theSun at his office here, Datuk Rabinder Singh (pix) asked how it was possible for the Philippines Embassy to process the application of an individual who had a police report lodged against her when she ran away and also had the Immigration Department cancel her visit pass.
Rabinder said he was later informed by the maid agency that the “new” documents were legitimate after it checked with the immigration department.
He described this as a serious matter as indirectly it was a national security issue and a threat to the country’s sovereignty.
“Imagine if my maid was able obtain these ‘new’ documents without the proper documentation or proper procedure, how many more foreigners in our country were also able to get such ‘legitimate’ documents,” he said, adding the maid managed to get the new passport and visit pass (temporary work permit) issued to her after paying RM6,500 to a Filipino agent for the documents.
The details in the “new” documents were all the same as in the original documents except for the issuing authority as well as the issuing and validity dates.
He said on learning about it, he lodged another police report requesting further investigation on the matter.
He also lodged official complaints with the Philippines Embassy here, the Philippines President, Secretary of Foreign Affairs from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Commissioner of Bureau of Immigration and the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration. But to-date he has not received any response.
WHAT TERRIBLE MONSTERS THIS POOR STARVED MAID HAD FOR EMPLOYERS!
The Real Singapore reports:
MAID ABUSE IN SINGAPORE: STARVED INTO SUBMISSION
Poor Amina is so thin that it hurts her pelvis if she sits down. She used to weigh 49kgs but now weighs 29kgs. After Amina finally found the courage to run away from her employer, she was hospitalized for 3 days due to severe malnutrition.
Her employers starved her.
This is what her employers ate one night.
This was what she had to make last for one week!
Click on the link to read the full report.
You will be horrified and angry at such inhumanity!
IT WAS A ROBBERY BUT THEY KILLED HER!
…ACP Zainuddin said investigators were working with telcos to track down the mobile phone of a maid who was murdered during a purported robbery at a condominium where she worked in Jalan Choo Cheng Khay here on July 31.
The victim, known only as Rany, 35, was found by her employer in a storeroom with two injury marks on her head.
Only the victim’s Nokia mobile phone was missing from the house.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 35-year-old Filipino maid was killed during a robbery in a condominium unit in Jalan Choo Cheng Khay, Kampung Attap, here on Thursday night.
In the 11pm incident, the woman was found dead in the storeroom, which was also her bedroom, by her employer’s relative.
The maid had two bruises on her head, suspected to have been caused by a blunt object.
While her employer was away, this unfortunate maid got murdered!
The live-in Filipina caregiver had been taking care of Wong’s incapacitated mother for 22 months. She leaves behind a 12-year-old son in the Philippines.
Friday August 1, 2014 MYT 11:28:33 AM
Filipina caregiver found bludgeoned to death in storeroom
KUALA LUMPUR: A 44-year-old ticketing officer made a chilling discovery when she found her mother’s Filipino caregiver dead in the storeroom of her family’s flat along Jalan Choo Cheng Kay in Kampung Attap here.
The ticketing officer had just returned from dinner with her older brother at approximately 11pm on Thursday when she found the 34-year-old Filipina sprawled lifeless in the room, with a clothes iron lying nearby.
It is believed that she was bludgeoned to death with a blunt object.
The ticketing officer’s brother, Alan Wong, who lives in a neighbouring unit, said he rushed out with a weapon when he heard his sister’s terrified scream.
“She told me that she had found ‘Remy’ dead in the storage room.,” he said, adding that their 75-year-old mother, a stroke patient, remained unharmed in the next room.
Wong explained that he and his sister had left the building at approximately 9pm to have dinner.
His sister, who was living with their mother and Remy, was surprised to find the door unusually ajar with the lights in the flat switched off.
“As I entered my own unit, I saw a man squatting at the stairs outside but I didn’t think much of it.
“He disappeared after I went to help my family,” he added.
A witness who declined to be named said he heard people arguing in the flat as he was walking to a nearby stall for dinner with his friends at around 9.30pm.
29 July 2014
Maid jailed three months for stamping on employer’s foot, causing fracture
Myanmar national Cing Sian Huai, 24, worked for Grace Toh Ah Bay, 66, and her mother, Madam Seah Cheng Poh, 93.
When scolded for not cleaning the dishes properly, she stopped, and demanded that she be returned to the employment agency. Her employers refused. They would not unlock ther front door to let her out.
She tried to get the door open but failed. She started hitting the gate with a bamboo pole until the pole broke.
Madam Toh tried to calm Cing down but the maid hit her hand three times with the pole ans stamped on her foot.
The attack left Madam Toh with bruises on her arms and a fractured metatarsal bone in the foot.
The maid got 3 months in jail.