09 Feb '12, 5am

#Maid #killed herself after #failing English

Maid killed herself after failing English 09 Feb 2012 SOURCE: The Straits Times WHEN a young Indonesian maid was found hanging last year, it threw the spotlight on the issue of English language entry tests. Ms Sulastri, 26, had failed three times, meaning she faced being sent home with substantial debts. Following her death last year, the Government announced plans to drop the test for new maids and replace it with a settling-in programme. Yesterday, a coroner found that Ms Sulastri meant to kill herself. The maid, who went by one name, was found hanging in the shower at a boarding house for new domestic workers on May 28. She died in hospital four days later. State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid said there was no evidence of foul play. Instead, her death was “an intentional act on her part”. The maid and her family faced a large financial loss if she was sent back to Indonesia...

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