5 months' jail, fine for nurse who repeatedly assaulted maid, withheld salary over 'mistakes'

30/5/2022 7:16:00 AM

5 months' jail, fine for nurse who repeatedly assaulted maid, withheld salary over 'mistakes'

5 months' jail, fine for nurse who repeatedly assaulted maid, withheld salary over 'mistakes'

SINGAPORE — After about a year of physically abuse and her employer cutting her monthly salary for 'mistakes' such as damaging items, Myanmarese domestic worker Ma Ei decided to call the police for help.

SINGAPORE — After about a year of physical abuse and her employer cutting her monthly salary for"mistakes" such as damaging items, Myanmarese domestic worker Ma Ei decided to call the police for help.LinkedIn SINGAPORE: A woman who was unhappy with the way her domestic worker did housework repeatedly assaulted the maid by slapping and hitting her.Meanwhile, Ramadass contended that he did not know the nature of the drugs delivered, adding he had already delivered three bags of the Butterfly tobacco to others before handing one over to Raj.LinkedIn MONACO : Lando Norris will be fine for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after recovering from tonsillitis, McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl said on Saturday.

But this prompted her employer Zhao Lin to start attacking and shouting at her once more.On Monday (May 30), Zhao, a 35-year-old Singapore permanent resident, was sentenced to five months’ jail and a fine of S$1,000 for her actions from 2017 to 2018.She pleaded guilty last month to four charges of voluntarily causing hurt and one count of mischief for damaging a phone that the victim bought to contact her family.The court rejected her lawyers’ request to call for a report to assess if she was suitable for a mandatory treatment order — a community sentencing option offered to offenders suffering from mental conditions that contributed to the offence.The Court of Appeal accepted the two men’s appeals and overturned their convictions on Friday, reported The Straits Times.She deferred her sentence till June 13 and remains out on a S$15,000 bail.The court previously heard that the victim, a Myanmar national, started working for Zhao in February 2016.Zhao, who was working as a nurse at the time of the offences, to four counts of voluntarily causing hurt to the maid, now 29, and one mischief charge in relation to destroying the maid’s mobile phone."He's recovered well and that was great to see and he was on it again yesterday.

Four other similar charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.The victim's job scope included taking care of Zhao's son, who was aged about four at the time.” In a separate incident on May 18, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs in an arriving Malaysia-registered vehicle passing through the Woodlands Checkpoint.'I WILL DO IT UNTIL YOU ARE SCARED' Ms Ma Ei began working for the household in February 2016 when she was 23.It was her first time working in Singapore and she earned about S$500 per month.She also deducted S$100 to S$200 from her maid's S$500 salary each month for mistakes made at work, such as breaking crockery.In 2017, Zhao began to cut Ms Ma Ei’s salary by about S$100 each time to S$200 per month for"mistakes" the helper made at work.Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug.This was for breaking bowls and plates while cleaning, for example.WHAT HAPPENED Zhao was working as a nurse at the time of the offences on Aug 25, 2018, which were captured by closed-circuit television cameras around the home.

On Monday, Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Teo Lu Jia pressed for five to seven months’ jail, along with a S$1,000 fine for the mischief offence.DPP Teo argued that apart from inflicting physical harm on Ms Ma Ei, Zhao caused psychological harm due to the sustained nature of her assaults.Zhao told the victim, then 25, to"stand properly" and slapped her forcefully 10 times, loudly counting several of the slaps.sg - Advertisement -.The abuse began in mid-2017 and escalated in August 2018, when the victim was slapped 10 times on her cheeks for not storing Zhao’s son’s toys the way Zhao wanted her to.While in the bedroom, Zhao told her helper to “stand properly” and slapped her on both sides of her cheeks a total of 10 times, counting out the number of slaps loudly as she did so.After slapping her, Zhao went on to sort her son's toys while saying:"I will do it until you are really, really scared.Her forceful slaps could be heard clearly in surveillance footage of the bedroom shown in court in April.

Zhao then went to sort her son’s toys herself and said to Ms Ma Ei: “I will do it until you are really, really scared… Next time, follow do (sic) my way… You know what is called ‘do it my way’ or not?” Zhao assaulted her some more later that day while Zhao’s four-year-old son was there.In the morning, Zhao slapped the victim 10 times again as punishment for forgetting to wash some laundry.Police officers arrived when the maid called the police.When the police arrived, they asked to view the surveillance footage but Zhao refused.30pm.Her husband later arrived and told police officers that there were memory cards in the two closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) installed in the home, which they seized.Ms Ma Ei saw a doctor at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital a few hours after the incident and was found to have bruises and abrasions on several parts of her body.Zhao scolded the victim for the way she was vacuuming the floor and told her to"use your eyes to see".

DPP Teo told the court that the abuse was “humiliating” and “calculated to reinforce the offender’s authority and to oppress and bully the victim into submission”.Zhao had continuously targeted Ms Ma Ei’s face and berated her using a demeaning tone, the prosecutor argued.The victim was shocked and spoke to the accused.In a victim impact statement, the maid said she would cry whenever she recounted the abuse and is now fearful that her future employer will behave like Zhao.NO LINK BETWEEN DEPRESSIVE DISORDER AND OFFENCES Zhao suffered from persistent depressive disorder but the prosecution’s psychiatrist from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) found no significant contributory link between the mental illness and her offences.Zhao got angry and hit the victim's arm and pulled her hair while shouting.DPP Teo told the court that Dr Jason Lee’s opinion was supported by the CCTV footage.

The psychiatrist said that it showed that her actions were “goal-directed and targeted”.When the victim used her hands to block the blows, Zhao shouted, among other things:"How dare you?!" Zhao's son was in the living room during this assault and asked his mother why she was hitting the maid, to which she replied that the victim"did wrong" and"hit mum".The defence’s psychiatrist, Dr Munidasa Winslow, found that Zhao had obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.However, DPP Teo argued that his report did not explain how the diagnostic criteria for this were met and the diagnosis was “premised on some inaccurate self-report information”.I will make sure you remember that, and my slap is always harder.Zhao’s lawyers, Mr John Koh and Ms Audrey Koo from Populus Law Corporation, argued that Dr Winslow had seen the CCTV footage and maintained his position in his medical report.They also said Zhao had voluntarily compensated Ms Ma Ei with S$6,300 for her pain and suffering, damage to the victim’s phone and the loss of prospective earnings during the period of her unemployment.The victim did not retaliate.

The defence counsel added that she was deeply remorseful and had to take care of her son mostly by herself, as her husband was a full-time Grab driver.Voluntarily causing hurt carries a punishment of up to two years’ jail, a fine of up to S$5,000, or both.She pulled the victim's hands, kicked the victim at her upper thigh and hit her arm repeatedly while scolding the woman for"arguing" with her.If the crime is committed against a domestic worker under the offender’s employment, he or she may receive one-and-a-half times the maximum punishment.For mischief, Zhao could be jailed for up to a year or fined, or both.15pm, the victim called the police.Related topics.

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