23 Feb '11, 8am

A woman was charged in court on Wednesday with three counts of abusing her Indonesian maid.

A woman was charged in court on Wednesday with three counts of abusing her Indonesian maid.

Soh Meiyun, 31, was charged in court with three counts of abusing her Indonesian maid. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE A WOMAN was charged in court on Wednesday with three counts of abusing her Indonesian maid. Soh Meiyun, 31, is alleged to have used a hot metal spoon to burn Ms Lilis Sriyatun's left arm at a Punggol flat in May 2009. She also allegedly pinched the 25-year-old and used a bamboo pole and hanger to hit her earlier in April the same year. The last charge states that she used a needle to scratch her body and hand. Soh's case was adjourned for a week for her to engage a lawyer. If convicted of the most serious charge of using a heated substance, she can be jailed for up to 101/2 years and/or fined. The maximum penalty for causing hurt is three years' jail and a $7,500 fine per charge.

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