POINT OF VIEW:
By “Joe” Gibana
POINT OF VIEW: “REPEATED BRUTAL TREAMENT OF SINGAPOREANS TO FOREIGN MAIDS OF PURE ASEAN IN ORIGIN IS ALREADY A SOCIAL SICKNESS OF SINGAPOREAN WHO ASSUMED SUPERIORITY AMONG OTHER ASEAN CITIZENS THAT MAY HAVE ORIGINATED TO THE SOCIAL STANDING OF SINGAPORE AMONG ASEAN COUNTRIES”. .. Aseanews,net
Myanmar national Piang Ngaih Don. (PHOTO: Helping Hands for Migrant Workers, Singapore/Facebook)
SINGAPORE — The death of Myanmar maid Piang Ngaih Don in Singapore showed her employer’s “extreme inhumanity” and “extreme cruelty”, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Thursday (25 February).
Speaking at a virtual doorstop alongside Manpower Minister Josephine Teo,
His comments come after Gaiyathiri Murugayan, Piang’s employer, admitted in court on Tuesday to killing the 24-year-old maid from repeated choking. Gaiyathiri pleaded guilty to 28 charges involving culpable homicide, grievous hurt, hurt, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation. The prosecution is pushing for a life jail sentence for Gaiyathiri.
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Piang had 47 external injuries and 31 fresh scars all over her body through repeated abuse. She weighed just 24kg, having lost 38 per cent of her initial weight of 39kg at the time of her death. The multiple abuse incidents she had suffered included being burnt with heated iron, hit repeatedly, denied food, and others.
“In fact, none of these words describe adequately what actually happened to her…She was starved and beaten to death. The bestiality of the conduct is shocking,” Shanmugam said.
“If you go back to history, the history of people, history of countries – ordinary people are capable of extreme evil, and evil lurks in people who seem ordinary.”
READ MORE: https://aseanews.net/2021/02/27/human-rights-myanmar-maid-piang-ngaih-dons-death-shows-employers-extreme-cruelty-shanmugam/