malaymail.com 28 Apr, 2021 07:00 am

Singapore housewife charged with permanently damaging maid’s eyes, not paying her on time for nine months

Singapore housewife charged with permanently damaging maid’s eyes, not paying her on time for nine months
SINGAPORE, April 28 — A 42-year-old woman accused of abusing her domestic worker and failing to pay her wage on time on multiple occasions was hauled to court today. Ummi Kalsum Ali, a Singaporean, now faces: * Four charges of voluntarily causing hurt or grievous hurt to her Indonesian...

Ummi Kalsum Ali, a Singaporean, now faces: * Four charges of voluntarily causing hurt or grievous hurt to her Indonesian helper Sugiyem Samad Radimah, 49 * One charge under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act for ill-treating Sugiyem by neglecting to provide timely and adequate medical attention and treatment on at least six occasions between February and October last year * Nine charges of failing to pay Sugiyem her fixed monthly salary of S$670 (RM2,071) from January to September last year no later than seven days after the last day of the salary period The prosecution said that they intend to press more charges against Ummi.The punishment for voluntarily causing hurt is up to three years’ jail or a fine of up to S$5,000, or both.Meanwhile, voluntarily causing grievous hurt carries a punishment of up to 10 years’ jail, and offenders are also liable to be fined or caned.SINGAPORE, April 28 — A 42-year-old woman accused of abusing her domestic worker and failing to pay her wage on time on multiple occasions was hauled to court today.

“As the domestic worker had returned to Indonesia when the report was received, efforts were taken to facilitate her return to Singapore to assist with investigations,” they said.If the crimes involve a domestic worker, offenders may receive twice the maximum punishment.

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