Couple who abused maid ordered to pay her $7.8k

Tay Wee Kiat and his wife Chia Yun Ling had to pay for each incidence of abuse as well as the loss of the maid's wages.
Tay Wee Kiat and his wife Chia Yun Ling had to pay for each incidence of abuse as well as the loss of the maid's wages.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

High Court lays out principles underpinning compensation in a maid abuse case

A couple convicted and jailed for abusing their maid were ordered to pay her $7,800 in compensation in a case where the High Court set out the general principles underpinning compensation and how they apply in a maid abuse case.

Tay Wee Kiat, 39, whose aggregate jail term was raised to 43 months in March on the prosecution's appeal, was ordered to pay $5,900, while his wife Chia Yun Ling, 41, whose jail term remained at two months on appeal, was ordered to pay $1,900.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Couple who abused maid ordered to pay her $7.8k'. Print Edition | Subscribe