January 18, 1997 in Nation/World

Woman Sentenced For Torturing Maid

Associated Press
 

A woman who admitted slapping her Indonesian maid and burning her with boiling water was jailed Friday for five months and fined $700.

Wong Mei Lin, 61, pleaded guilty to three charges of hurting her maid Atikah in December 1995, after Atikah failed to get up as asked at 3 a.m. to feed some stray cats, Singapore broadcasting reported.

A medical report said the maid had bruises on her face and bruises and burn marks on her limbs and torso.

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