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She wanted me to suffer for life

I read with solemnness, sadness and deep sympathy the report, “She wanted me to suffer for life: Maid blinded by abusive Singaporean employer“ (ST, Oct 31).

In the case of Ms Sugiyem Samad Radimah, she came all the way from Indonesia to Singapore to work as a domestic worker in 2020 for the purpose of supporting her poor family. And, she was physically abused and tortured by her employer continually for about 5 months, and ended up Ms Sugiyem suffers permanent sight damage on both her eyes and a deformed ear.

Besides this, in recent years, there were horrifying cases of maid abuse, ill-treatment and false accusations of theft on maid.

I am totally puzzled and disgusted why some employers resort to bully or abuse their domestic workers (with such violent and cruel act)?

Firstly, would verbally or physically abusing and torturing a domestic worker help to relieve whatever stress in life or to gain mental pleasure?

However, it is in fact abnormal psychology.

Secondly, what basically distinguish/discern an employer from a domestic worker is: – an employer merely has the financial ability or affordability to pay for the services provided by his/her domestic worker. In short, almost all domestic workers come from poor families of the developing countries to work for money in order to support their families at home.

Thirdly, why not considering and opting for other methods of communication which will facilitate better understanding, cooperation and improving the relationship between employer and employee?

Nonetheless, both parties are human, all have the commonality of dignity, emotions, thoughts and soul. There is no solid ground for any employers to disparage the character of their domestic worker(s).

Similarly, there’s also no special reason to sustain the advocacy that employers are in the position of upper hand over domestic workers.

Let leave alone the subject of punishment for maid abuse (for those employers or a member of the employer’s household who violate the law) to the jurisdiction of our legal professionals.

 

Teo Kueh Liang (Mr)

 

 

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23 Responses to “She wanted me to suffer for life”

  • xoxo:

    i tell you,frens,the people who bully the wean n the poor are the same ass-holes who SUCK UP to those richer n mofe powerful than themselves.
    They are the most despicable kind!
    i look down on such kinds.

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  • Stupid Singaporeans Vote PAP:

    There is another kind of bully. Servant became boss to suck him dry.
    Ture story is, boss is so stupid in selecting servant. So, don’t blame the servant. Blame the stupid boss.

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  • Sad:

    Sick employer.
    Such employer should be punished severely.
    Create a hotline for such caregiver to reach for urgent help….

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  • Sporeans Keep Govt Employed:

    During the 70s, there were local women who provided day care services at the home.

    They come look after the kids from 9 to 5. When the parents get home they leave.

    Pay on a daily basis. Quite a good arrangement.

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  • @Stupid Singaporeans Vote PAP

    Wah, these servants (presumably females) “suck” the bosses dry wor, how interesting.

    Got fellatio and irrumatio, still complain simi? Goodie hoot hoot man.

    Where to find these kinds of servants huh, simi agency got? lol

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  • BIG STORY: Stop the PAP Steal:

    It’s somewhat anomaly many pple relates torture to physical abuse or dismemberment.

    How ABOUT PAP Administration’s styles of torture – anyone paid any attention to analyse PAP’s psychological torture aside from telling Richard Branson not to tell Asians what to do to punish drug traffickers stopping them dead so they could no longer live to traffic.

    Like what the PAP Administration did regards to WP, the whole RK affair. Isn’t it a PAP torture of competitors MPs rightfully elected by citizens of SG. THIS IS PAP’s psychological torture no less inhumane than physical abuse.

    Remember what Old Lee said, “make sure he crawl on bended knees” – has this affirmative expired in PAP dogma?

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  • Elite sadist group:

    Singaporean are bred to be psychotic vicious and merciless in pursuit of competition for scarce resources. Interestingly these low middle class sadist psychos do not go against those who bred them. But instead pick on the weak to show off their prowess. There is another elite group of sadist psychotics who live under the meritocracy and pick in the poor and look down upoun them.

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  • The Bavarian illuminati:

    It’s the power differential between the foreign worker , maid and the middle ses employers , the people and pap elite and mnc employer and middle ses sinkie that is too evident in Singapore. U can see it everywhere…

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  • dave:

    To think that so many of such serious crimes against domestic workers are allowed to happen and to repeat over and over again when all hat is needed are proper followup, regulations and system to monitor and check on the domestic workers regularly.

    The employment agencies, MOM, doctors, even social organisations can put in certain measures to conduct periodic checks on the well beings of the workers. The abuse did not happen over night and stretches over months and years. How could it be allowed to happen for so long until the damages are so serious, maids being maimed or even killed?

    Is this so difficult? The irresponsibility of those involved is unacceptable.

    This is like allowing thousands of fake degree holders to get jobs here at the expense of our PMETs without proper procedures to stop the crimes against our PMETs.

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  • Western Sheep:

    It’s the same for despicable bananas who suck up to richer and more powerful angmohs and attack Chinese and other races. Some put on a angelic front but are satanic, wanting to rain nukes on China.

    They are the most despicable of the despicable.

    xoxo:
    i tell you,frens,the people who bully the wean n the poor are the same ass-holes who SUCK UP to those richer n mofe powerful than themselves.
    They are the most despicable kind!
    i look down on such kinds.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    I had said many times:
    Singaporeans are fake rich. Singaporeans fake everything to keep up the Jones.

    Without PAP generous welfare and hands out, fake rich Singaporeans will immediately go into deep poverty.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Please publish the photo of Singaporean maid abuser like what they did to irresponsible a$$ h0le Jack Chua

    Jack Chua used all his money on mistress and never contribute a single towards his son upbringing…
    https://bit.ly/3PMVWB3

    We must expose psychotic vicious and merciless and irresponsible Singaporeans to uphold the good name created by our founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

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  • li bloodline of illuminati:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    I had said many times:
    Singaporeans are fake rich. Singaporeans fake everything to keep up the Jones.

    Without PAP generous welfare and hands out, fake rich Singaporeans will immediately go into deep poverty.

    Poverty is a feature of dictatorships like leepore, tell me which dictatorship in the world ever made it’s citizens rich? Germany ,.Russia , china north Korea are all dictatorships and look at their people, the landlords , elites and leaders make use of the agricultural peasants and the middle class to live luxurious life while giving them the shorter end of the stick. In fact the fake rich Singaporean is being masked with spanky looking roads buildings and decor which fools the world into thinking sinkapoorean are rich.without these fools working such long hours they can’t afford to even eat and pay their bulls and loans. It’s time the world should know all that glitters is not gold

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  • P Against People:

    Your party is fake poor. Lose money here. Lose $ there. But we know.

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    I had said many times:
    Singaporeans are fake rich. Singaporeans fake everything to keep up the Jones.

    Without PAP generous welfare and hands out, fake rich Singaporeans will immediately go into deep poverty.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    li bloodline of illuminati: Poverty is a feature of dictatorships like leepore, tell me which dictatorship in the world ever made it’s citizens rich? Germany ,.Russia , china north Korea are all dictatorships and look at their people, the landlords , elites and leaders make use of the agricultural peasants and the middle class to live luxurious life while giving them the shorter end of the stick. In fact the fake rich Singaporean is being masked with spanky looking roads buildings and decor which fools the world into thinking sinkapoorean are rich.without these fools working such long hours they can’t afford to even eat and pay their bulls and loans. It’s time the world should know all that glitters is not gold

    Is this what the pro democracy supporters think ? Your great democracy Americunt had no poverty ?

    In fact, what you describing fits your great democracy Americunt nicely.

    Welcome to Americunt Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights
    Facts#1:
    Americunt drug city… it suit Amos Yee and all their pro demoncracy supporters

    https://bit.ly/3fAj7Sf

    Facts#2
    Yes, eat your own words “It’s time the world should know all that glitters is not gold”

    Poverty in LA.
    https://bit.ly/3E0SEXk

    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$
    “We paid only 66 billion for Ukrainians to die for US interests in the war with Russia”
    https://bit.ly/3DlJeEb

    Pro democracy supporters, come debate.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    li bloodline of illuminati: Poverty is a feature of dictatorships like leepore, tell me which dictatorship in the world ever made it’s citizens rich? Germany ,.Russia , china north Korea are all dictatorships and look at their people, the landlords , elites and leaders make use of the agricultural peasants and the middle class to live luxurious life while giving them the shorter end of the stick. In fact the fake rich Singaporean is being masked with spanky looking roads buildings and decor which fools the world into thinking sinkapoorean are rich.without these fools working such long hours they can’t afford to even eat and pay their bulls and loans. It’s time the world should know all that glitters is not gold

    Why pro democracy rioters are such idiots conveniently left out Hungary?

    Let’s debate. Pro democracy rioter idiots.

    Voting for self preservation is not selfish nor self centered.
    Why Hungarian voted for autocratic PM Viktor Orban?
    Because PM Viktor Orban promised:
    1. not to send Hungarian soldiers to Ukraine to be evil Americunt canon fodders.
    Facts#1:
    Gen. Jack Keane: We are not doing the fight. We are funding it. US’ $66 billion investment in Ukraine is well worth it.
    https://bit.ly/3zvtwoV
    Facts#2:
    We paid only 66 billion for Ukrainians to die for US interests in the war with Russia”
    https://bit.ly/3DlJeEb

    2. cheaper Russian gas for Hungarians.
    Facts#3
    https://bit.ly/3NlnpJB
    “This isn’t our war, we have to stay out of it,” Orban said Friday to hundreds of supporters in the central Hungarian city of Szekesfehervar. “We can stay out by not sending soldiers or weapons, and not allowing arms shipments through Hungary’s territory, because then we’ll immediately become a military target.”

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Both maid and employer i believe same race.
    Probably same religion. So much so for same race muz support same race.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    li bloodline of illuminati: Poverty is a feature of dictatorships like leepore, tell me which dictatorship in the world ever made it’s citizens rich? Germany ,.Russia , china north Korea are all dictatorships and look at their people, the landlords , elites and leaders make use of the agricultural peasants and the middle class to live luxurious life while giving them the shorter end of the stick. In fact the fake rich Singaporean is being masked with spanky looking roads buildings and decor which fools the world into thinking sinkapoorean are rich.without these fools working such long hours they can’t afford to even eat and pay their bulls and loans. It’s time the world should know all that glitters is not gold

    Is this what the pro democracy supporters think ? Your great democracy Americunt had no poverty ?

    In fact, what you describing fits your great democracy Americunt nicely.

    Welcome to Americunt Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights
    Facts#1:
    Americunt drug city… it suit Amos Yee and all their pro demoncracy supporters

    https://bit.ly/3fAj7Sf

    Facts#2
    Yes, eat your own words “It’s time the world should know all that glitters is not gold”

    Poverty in Los Angeles
    https://bit.ly/3E0SEXk

    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$
    “We paid only 66 billion for Ukrainians to die for US interests in the war with Russia”
    https://bit.ly/3DlJeEb

    Pro democracy supporters, come debate.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    P Against People:
    Your party is fake poor. Lose money here. Lose $ there. But we know.

    This is the type of opposition supporter in opposition camp, lack of experience, no wisdom.

    You vote in opposition, Singapore will crash.

    Name me one investment that 100% make money beside brothel?

    Go learn what is investment first.
    https://www.principal.com/individuals/build-your-knowledge/how-does-investing-work

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    PAP mandate strong:
    Both maid and employer i believe same race.
    Probably same religion. So much so for same race muz support same race.

    That is why I don’t believe in the BS of kaki or ka ki lang.

    My principle is simple:
    Just do your job diligently and don’t need to carry ball me buy lunch or buy chocolate for me during X’mas.

    拿人手短,吃人嘴軟
    俗話說:「拿人手短,吃人嘴軟。」這話的意思很簡單,就是吃了別人的、拿了別人的,就不好意思拒絕對方的要求。

    https://www.gvm.com.tw/article/55855

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  • nathan chen:

    So, Maid Agencies and MOM were only paying lips service to watch out for new foreign domestic by making house calls to spot checks on employers that the welfare of maids are safe guarded after the dead of a pitiful Myanmar maid from abuse by her employers just recently.

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  • Sporeans Keep Govt Employed:

    Cowards la. They know they sure win.

    It’s like this wuxia film. One of the characters like to strike when his opponent is injured. Liddat sure win.

    Elite sadist group:
    Singaporean are bred to be psychotic vicious and merciless in pursuit of competition for scarce resources. Interestingly these low middle class sadist psychos do not go against those who bred them. But instead pick on the weak to show off their prowess. There is another elite group of sadist psychotics who live under the meritocracy and pick in the poor and look down upoun them.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ Cowards la. They know they sure win.
    It’s like this wuxia film. One of the characters like to strike when his opponent is injured. Liddat sure win.

    Talking about 暗算 …. ?
    Yes, this confirmed always in chinese blood.

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