A maid in Singapore was allegedly assaulted by her married male employer, after finding out about his extra-marital affair with another woman, according to STOMP.
She had apparently seen intimate photos of her employer with another woman, and he threatened her not to tell his wife about it or he would fire her.
The wife was not in Singapore at the time and only returns every once in a while, giving her husband the opportunity to cheat.
After threatening the maid, the employer allegedly held the maid by the back of her head and smashed her head against the wall.
The man also allegedly punched her arm and legs, resulting in the maid suffering a bruised and swollen forehead and bruised arms.
The assault happened on 1 February at the employer’s home.
The next day, on 2 February, the employer tricked the maid into going back to the Philippines, telling her that he wanted to get medical attention for her but didn’t want to do it in Singapore because he would get into trouble here, and the maid would have her work permit cancelled.
Afraid, the maid agreed to it after the man promised to bring her back to Singapore after the CT scan in the Philippines.
They then flew to the Philippines and the maid then got her injury checked, and the employer then told her that he would meet her the next day to return to Singapore.
However, he never showed up the next day, and the maid was left abandoned in the Philippines.
The maid then bought a ticket back to Singapore, where she found out that her work permit had been cancelled and she was also denied entry into Singapore by the ICA, even after showing them her injury and saying that she wanted to report her employer to the authorities.
She added that the employer hadn’t paid her two months of salary and her belongings were still at the employer’s home.
The maid’s friend then helped her to lodge a police report on 6 February at Clementi police station, and the police confirmed that they are investigating the incident.