32 year old Nuraini Hassan was sentenced to 9 months jail for her constant abuse of domestic helper, Ms Yulianti. Yulianti was hit on more than 6 occasions in 2012.
During the fasting month, employer Nuraini did not prepare food for Yulianti as she had already ate a bowl of noodles in the early morning. As Yulianti was hungry, she ate 4 slices of bread. Worried that Nuraini would be enraged, Yulianti offered to pay for the bread but was met with unbridled violence. Her employer lashed out, punched and kicked Yulianti in the abdomen.
After months of mental and physical abuse, Yuliani decided to escape this ordeal and climbed out of HDB flat’s the balcony window. In the process of escape, she suffered head and bodily injuries. She was reported to have lost 20kg during her stay with Nuraini.
Nuraini’s husband, Muhamad Al-Hafiz Nordin who pleaded guilty to charged of maid abuse has completed his 4 week jail sentence. The couple also paid $5,000 compensation to Yulianti who chose to forgive her ex-employer Nuraini despite her horrific ordeal.