In 2012, a Filipino maid, Ms Jonna Memeje Muegue, jumped from the bedroom window of a 6th floor condominium unit to escape the alleged abuse by her employer and her employer’s mother.
A district court heard that she landed on the 5th floor rooftop of another building at Maplewoods condominium. She broke her legs as a result of the fall.
Her employer, 43 year-old Chua Siew Peng went on trial yesterday for wrongfully confining Ms Jonna Memeje Muegue at the Bukit Timah Road condominium on Oct 30, 2012, and slapping her the night before.
Her 74-year-old mother, retired radiograph and medicine technician Lum Wai Lui, will be sentenced next month for allegedly pulling the maid’s hair, knocking her head on the wall and pouring bleach on her hands and arms on 29th October that year.