Ban abusers' families from hiring maids

Despite jail terms for maid abusers, we sadly still see quite a number of people abusing their maids ("Woman jailed for maid abuse"; June 26).

The stricter laws seem insufficient to deter some people.

Apart from jail terms for maid abusers, the family of maid abusers should also be banned for life from hiring maids.

This could deter people from abusing their maids and encourage family members to put a stop to any abuse as soon as possible.

Susan Tan Lin Neo (Miss)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2015, with the headline 'Ban abusers' families from hiring maids'. Print Edition | Subscribe