'Tortured' Indonesian maid's former boss faces new charges in Hong Kong
Published on Apr 29, 2014 3:45 PM
HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong woman who allegedly tortured her Indonesian domestic helper in a case that sparked international concern is facing new charges relating to unpaid wages and owed holidays, a court heard on Tuesday.
Law Wan-tung, a 44-year-old mother-of-two, was arrested in January for seriously wounding Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, her former domestic helper.
Ms Sulistyaningsih said she suffered months of severe abuse in a high-profile case which has renewed worries over the treatment of domestic helpers in the southern Chinese city and sparked angry protests.
Time magazine on Friday named Ms Sulistyaningsih as one of the world's 100 most influential people, hailing her bravery in speaking out against her former employer.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!