21 Feb '12, 9am

Housewife admits threatening and hurting maid

The abuse started soon after the maid came to work for Norhanita Sulaiman in February 2010. The ill-treatment became more vicious and Ms Siti Musyarofah had to seek help from a neighbour four months later. -- ST FILE PHOTO By Khushwant Singh The abuse started soon after the maid came to work for Norhanita Sulaiman in February 2010. The ill-treatment became more vicious and Ms Siti Musyarofah had to seek help from a neighbour four months later. On Tuesday, Norhanita was convicted of committing criminal intimidation by threatening the 44-year-old Indonesian with a knife. The Singaporean housewife also pleaded guilty to slapping the maid and burning her face with a hot iron. Two other charges will be taken into consideration by District Judge Liew Thiam Leng when he sentences her next month. Deputy Public Prosecutor Norman Yew told the court that Norhanita had threatened to k...

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