Maid, 34, Arrested For Attacking Employer With Knife

Maid, 34, Arrested For Attacking Employer With Knife

The maid had requested to return to her home in Myanmar.

A quarrel with her domestic worker left a woman with multiple injuries on Friday (Jan 17).

According to Lianhe Wanbao, the pair got into an argument that morning over the maid’s request to return to her home in Myanmar.

Maid Attacks Employer In Her Flat

She was believed to have attacked her employer with a tablet and a knife and fled the scene after the scuffle.

The employer then called the police, saying that she was assaulted by her maid in her Commonwealth Close flat.

The 60-year-old was unconscious when paramedics from Singapore Civil Defence Force took her to hospital for treatment.

She had a four-centimetre-long wound on her forehead, and suffered trauma to her neck and hands, reported the Chinese evening daily.

After receiving treatment, the woman is now in stable condition.

Residents told the paper that the maid had started working for the woman’s family about three months ago. She took care of the woman’s mother who is in her 80s. All three women are from Myanmar.

Maid, 34, Arrested For Attacking Employer With Knife

Maid attacks employer, causing a four-centimetre-long wound on the 60-year-old’s forehead, and suffered trauma to her neck and hands. | Photo: istock

The police arrested the 34-year-old domestic worker on the same day at Changi Airport Terminal 1, where she was believed to have booked a flight to Yangon.

She was charged on Saturday with voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon.

If found guilty, the suspect may face life imprisonment or a jail term that may extend to 15 years and a fine or caning.

Tips To Deal With A Misbehaving Maid

While not all maid cases are as severe—pointing towards violence or physical abuse—there are situations where it is possible to step in before matters gets out of hand. 

According to the Ministry of Manpower, if you are dealing with a foreign domestic worker (FDW) that has shown irresponsible behaviour, you can write to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) at [email protected] 

Appropriate action will be taken based on facts and circumstances of the case. This will help prevent the transfer of FWDs that hold bad records to continue their employment within the industry. 

If any FDW is convicted of offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act or criminal offences, he/she will not be able to work—permanently—in Singapore.

Lead image from Facebook, via AsiaOne. 

This post was first published on AsiaOne and was republished on theAsianparent with permission. 

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