Tag: domestic helper

MOM will not mandate domestic helpers to stay home on rest days

Singapore – Josephine Teo shared a story of their domestic helper and noted there would be no Ministry of Manpower (MOM) “mandate” on keeping domestic helpers at home on rest days. The Minister of Manpower took to Facebook on Sunday (Mar 22) to provide an...

S’pore family raises more than S$50,000 for Indonesian domestic helper in ICU

A family in Singapore has raised more than S$50,000 to help their Indonesian domestic helper who fell ill suddenly and is now in an intensive care unit (ICU) in hospital. On Thursday (March 5), a post was shared on Instagram under the name @ibrokar, who...

Maid allegedly leaves child crying alone outside Coronation Plaza

A photo of a child crying outside Coronation Plaza after being left alone by her domestic helper has sparked outrage amongst parents and netizens. The image, shared by one Mahita Vas went viral drawing the concern of parents and netizens alike. The domestic helper allegedly abandoned...

Maid who hit baby repeatedly with hanger jailed for 6 months

SINGAPORE — A domestic helper from Myanmar was jailed on Thursday (Feb 6) for six months for hitting her 19-month-old charge repeatedly with a hanger to make him stop crying. When questioned by the parents, the maid lied about the boy's bruises, citing an accident,...

S$12,500 fine for two women illegally employing maids in chili paste-making businesses

Singapore—A fine of S$12,500 was meted out on Thursday (Feb 6) to a woman who had her daughter’s two domestic helpers illegally working in her cleaning and chili-paste making business. Her daughter was fined the same amount for abetting her in the illegal activity. The...

Employers of Filipino maid killed in hit and run offer to educate her children

Singapore—Lyn Ocampo Santos, the 49-year-old domestic helper from the Philippines who was killed on Saturday, December 7, when a driver lost control over his vehicle, was well-loved by the family she had worked for. The 24-year-old driver of the car hit Ms Santos from behind while...

Tragedy strikes 49-year-old Filipino maid who is killed after driver loses control at Farrer Road

Singapore—A Filipino domestic helper died in a hit-and-run accident while walking in a covered walkway outside Farrer Road MRT station in Bukit Timah on Saturday, December 7. According to the Police, at 6:00 am on that day, they were alerted to a hit-and-run accident that...

Man punched and kicked domestic helper for “being disrespectful”

Singapore—A Singapore man got angry at his mother's domestic helper for "being disrespectful." He punched her in the head so forcefully that she fell backwards into a cupboard and shattered the glass. Benjamin Putra Chumali (33) was living with his 63-year-old mother and his sister...

Debt-ridden maid steals S$22,000 worth of cash and jewellery from employer

Singapore — An Indonesian domestic helper was sentenced to 10 months of jail for stealing S$22,432 worth of cash and jewelry from her employer. Pipin Ahsani Imama (30) began working for her employer in Pavilion Park from Sept 2017 to July 2019. According to court documents,...

Abusive husband most likely suspect in killing Filipino domestic helper

Singapore — The State Coroner revealed that the Filipino domestic helper found dead last year along Tampines Road was possibly killed by her husband. On Sept 6, 2018, 34-year-old Jonalyn Alvarez Raviz was discovered dead and decomposing in a field along Tampines Road. According to State...