Woman jailed for maid abuse


AN UNEMPLOYED woman was jailed for six weeks on Wednesday for abusing her Indonesian maid.

Poon Wen Mei, 31, a single mother of two, pleaded guilty to causing hurt to Ms Sunarwati, 26, by grabbing and cutting off a portion of her hair at her home in Upper East Coast Road on Feb 23 last year.

The court heard that she confronted the maid and asked if she had used the kitchen scissors to trim her pants. When Ms Sunarwati denied this, she became angry, grabbed her hair and cut off part of her hair, causing pain to her scalp.

Poon was also jailed for a day and fined a total of $500 for cheating BHG Parco Bugis Junction on 23rd July last year.

She was also given a day’s jail and fined $1,000 for stealing $321 worth of items from NTUC FairPrice in Tampines Mall on February 22nd this year.

Another maid abuse charge was considered during her sentencing.



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