Maid charged in court over alleged abuse of her employer's children

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old maid was charged in court on Friday, under the Children and Young Persons Act, over the alleged abuse of her employer's children.

A video of the Indonesian maid, Khaerun Nisa Selfitriya, allegedly abusing a two-year-old girl has gone viral, after the toddler's father posted it on his Facebook page.

In the 25-second video clip he posted on Thursday (Oct 15), the maid who was sitting on the floor was seen kicking the girl who then fell to the ground. The video has been shared on Facebook more than 1,000 times.

Mr Sun, 28, a salesman, told The Straits Times that he installed a surveillance camera in his four-room Woodlands flat on Tuesday, after he discovered bruises on his daughter's arms. He said that the maid also allegedly hit his seven-month-old son.

She has been working for his family for five months, he added. This is his first domestic helper.