I just could not bear looking at the photo of the Indonesian maid Siti Hajar who had been brutalised by her employer since she arrived in 2006, and has not even been paid her salary for the last 34 months. Siti Hajar's employer, a 43 year old lady is said to be living in a posh condominium in Mount Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, but her act is not one of a human being, but that of a ragging animal. Even animals has some sense of love towards its own kind.
What has Siti Hajar done to deserve such severe punishment from her employer? This is not the first incident where an Indonesian maid has been brutalised by their employers, but there has been several others. It is strange that the beatings have gone unnoticed by the neighbourhood.
If indeed Siti Hajar is incompetent in her work, she should have been send back home, or returned to her agent. Manhandling a fellow human being who is here to earn an honest living, without any sense of pity is committing a most heinous crime. And worse still, to have asked the maid who is a Muslim to consume pork, is unforgivable.
I do hope that the 43 year old lady employer will be punished severely; and not merely a fine or a jail term, but a whipping that will leave a scar for the rest of her life; just like that of her maid.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION