18 Jan '11, 5am

A woman suffering from post-natal depression was fined $6,000 for abusing her Filipino maid

Cargo control officer Ng Kai Ling, 28, was fined $6,000 for abusing her Filipino maid. A WOMAN suffering from post-natal depression got away with a total fine of $6,000 on Tuesday for abusing her Filipino maid. Cargo control officer Ng Kai Ling, 28, admitted on Monday to spitting at the face of Ms Araceli Puzon Mejares, 32, on Nov 2, 2009, and punching her on the arm on Dec 7 the same year at her Sengkang flat. A court heard that Ng would generally find fault with the the maid and scold her even though she was coping rather well with the household chores. Ng, who is expecting her second child in early March, scolded the maid and spat at her face on Nov 2, 2009 after her mother complained that she could not find a packet of rice vermicelli in the store room. Less than a month after that incident, she accused the maid of damaging a hair-band, and punched her. Two other charg...

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