Tag: domestic helper

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...

Pregnant maid sets up oil trap for employer, sprays face with insecticide

Singapore - Poniyem (41) had just started working for her 44-year-old employer in April 2019. One month into her new job, the Indonesian maid found out that she was pregnant. She told her employer about her condition and that she wanted to stop working. According to...

Domestic helper on trial for murdering employer was “not medically fit” to give police statement, claims lawyer

Singapore — The defence lawyer of the Indonesian domestic helper accused of murdering her employer argued that the helper was "oppressed" and "not fit" to give a statement when she was initially questioned by the police in 2016. Daryati (27) is on trial for allegedly...

Domestic helper in Singapore steals over S$5,000 from employer, hides cash in lady parts

Singapore – A domestic helper allegedly stole S$5,002 from her employer, and it wasn’t the first time she had taken a few thousand dollars. In a report by Chinese-language daily Lianhe Wanbao, the domestic helper Bajo Nelgielyn Bobita saw an opportunity for theft when she...

Maid posts lies about mistreatment on FB, truth emerges after MOM investigates

Singapore – In March 2019, a foreign domestic worker (FDW), who goes by the name “Rosa,” went on Facebook page FDW In Singapore (working conditions forum) to rant about being mistreated by her employer. It was only after the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) intervened that...

Netizen says hospital bill for sick domestic helper astronomical

A netizen complained of the expensive medical bill she received after bringing her domestic helper to the hospital for a check up and treatment. In a Facebook post on the page Complaint Singapore last Apr 18, the employer shared her experience. According to the post, the...

Mother of slain Indonesian woman in Geylang claims she was killed by her Bangladeshi boyfriend who refused to let her go

The remains of 34-year-old Nurhidayati Wartono Surata, a domestic helper from Indonesia, were found at the Golden Dragon Hotel in Geylang on the evening of Sunday, December 30. Her alleged killer, Ahmed Salim, a 30-year-old Bangladeshi man, was arrested the following day. If he is...

Local actor commits sexual harrasment against maid, thanks God after out-of-court settlement

The State Court of Singapore slammed 39 year-old local actor with seven counts of molestation for sexually assaulting his maid and another charge for insulting her modesty. Twenty-seven year old domestic helper, whose name cannot be divulged to protect her identity, also accused her Singaporean...