ANGER ON LAUNDRY, DISH
The court had previously heard that the 25-year-old Burmese national began working for Wang’s home in March 2019.
It was also Ms. Ngo Sabal’s first time working in Singapore, and she was in charge of housework and looking after Wang’s two young children, TODAY reported.
According to court documents, Wang first mistreated Ms. Ngo Sabal in May of the same year by hitting her head twice. The next month, Wang hit her five more times and kicked her groin.
In July 2019, Wang hit Ms. Ngo Sabal with part of a vacuum cleaner.
Later that month, Wang asked Ms. Ngo Sabal to wash and dry some clothes by hand to avoid contaminating the rest of the family’s clothes.
The clothes belonged to Wang, who had chickenpox at the time, according to TODAY.
The maid washed Wang’s clothes separately but dried them together in the washing machine with a drying function, which prompted Wang to scold her.
Later that day, she told Ms. Ngo Sabal to also do the dishes separately, but was angry again when the housekeeper used the same sponge for all the dishes.
Following the incident, Wang hit her several times with a plastic hanger until it broke, then started beating her again with two more plastic hangers until they also broke. .
She then turned to using a wooden hanger, hitting Ms Ngo Sabal’s arm, back, thigh and head several times while yelling at her and scolding her, TODAY reported.
Wang stopped when this hanger also broke and then told Ms. Ngo Sabal to throw out the broken pieces.
Although he “suffered a lot of bruising” from the beatings, Wang did not take Ms. Ngo Sabal to see a doctor, Deputy Prosecutor Janice See told the court.
According to TODAY, the abuse was discovered two days after the assault when Ms Ngo Sabal approached a 40-year-old woman in a playground. She showed the woman the bruises on her upper left arm and said her employer had hit her.
The woman took pictures of the bruises and contacted the police.
Ms Ngo Sabal has remained in a shelter since then and said she no longer wanted to work in Singapore, TODAY said.
For willfully causing injury, Wang could have been jailed for up to two years, fined up to S $ 5,000, or both.
If the crimes involve a domestic worker, offenders can receive one and a half times the maximum sentence.