Tag: Domestic helper abuse

Husband suspected in death of domestic worker whose remains were found tied to a tree

Singapore—The remains of 34-year-old Jonalyn Alvarez Raviz, a Filipino who worked in Singapore as a domestic helper, were found tied to a tree in a forested area along Tampines Road in September of last year. Her husband, now a suspect in her murder, had fled...

Notorious couple gets fined and jailed for abusing Indonesian domestic helper

Singapore — An Indonesian woman named Khanifah left her home and two young children to work in Singapore as a domestic helper in order to earn a better living. What she experienced under the hands of her abusive employers would scar her for life. In...

Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering Indonesian maid

A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists Monday criticising the "shocking" decision. Adelina Sau died in February last year after being found outside her employer's home...

Employers fire domestic helper because she has cancer

Hong Kong – Baby Jane Allas, a Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in January 2019. A month later, her employers ended her contract, severing her access to healthcare and treatment in Hong Kong. Under Hong Kong laws, employed domestic...

Maid loses case after judge cites inconsistent and exaggerated accounts of abuse

District Judge Kenneth Yap acquitted a housewife of physically abusing her domestic helper after evidence and accounts pointed to the contrary. Singh Manu (42) a housewife and resident of Jurong East, employed a domestic helper Rajinder Kaur (28) in August 2016. Rajinder was the youngest of...

Singaporean woman jailed and fined for forcing Myanmar domestic helper to burn herself and drink filthy mop water

Linda Seah Lei Sie, 39 year old salon manager, was sentenced to three years of jail and fined S$9,000 abusing her foreign domestic helper. She and her husband hired Myanmar resident Phyu Phyu Mar as a housemaid and nanny for their daughter in Feb 2016. They...

Singaporean couple convicted for hitting their maid and forcing her to pour hot water on herself

Singapore – A maid was forced to do things against her will while employed to a Singaporean couple for 9 months in 2016. When Ms. Phyu Phyu Mar from Myanmar applied to work as a maid for Linda Seah Lei Sie, 39, and her husband...