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Employer gets 21 months' jail for maid abuse; appeals against conviction and sentence

Published on Aug 7, 2013 11:35 AM
 
Chan Huey Fern, who was convicted of five charges of abusing her Indonesian maid in one of the "most distressing'' domestic maid abuse cases in Singapore, was sentenced to 21 months' jail on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A woman, who was convicted of five charges of abusing her Indonesian maid in one of the "most distressing'' domestic maid abuse cases in Singapore, was sentenced to 21 months' jail on Wednesday.

Chan Huey Fern, 32, is appealing against conviction and sentence. Bail of $20,000 pending appeal is offered. The mother of two, who has seven other similar charges pending, was found guilty last week by District Judge Low Wee Ping of causing hurt to Ms Juwarti, 25, at her Buangkok Link flat between mid-December and Dec 31, 2010.

She was convicted of punching the maid in the eye, kicking her body and private parts several times.

The court heard that she lashed out at the maid on Dec 31 that year when she found her son's blanket on the floor in the children's room. After kicking her repeatedly on her body, she called the maid to the kitchen where she kicked her again on the body and private parts several times, causing her to bleed.

 
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