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Woman, 28, jailed seven weeks for maid abuse

Published on Apr 24, 2014 1:14 PM

A sales associate who abused her Indonesian maid was jailed for seven weeks on Thursday.

Woo Wai Yeng, 28, had pleaded guilty to slapping and using a wooden scratcher and metal bar to hit Indonesian domestic worker Nuryanti, 29, at her flat in Pending Road on Nov 30, 2011. She also admitted to slapping the maid, pulling her hair and hitting her head against the living room wall a few times on Dec 2 that year.

The court heard that on Nov 30, 2011, Woo returned home from shopping and noticed that the victim had put the clothes bought on the dining table and food items on the chair.

Angry at her, she slapped her. When the maid pushed her away, Woo used a wooden scratcher to hit her on the arm and thighs until it broke. She then hit her thighs a few times with a metal pole.

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