Dear A.S.S. Editor

The couple who tortured their maid by starving her, to the point where the maid lost 20kg over a 15 month period, was given jail and fine by the courts. However, the husband, freelance trader Lim Choon Hong, 47, was sentenced to three weeks’ jail and fined $10,000. His wife, Chong Sui Foon was jailed for three months.

The sentence seem hardly enough for what they had done. The prosecution, which is asking for the maximum sentence of one year’s jail for both, is appealing. The couple are on bail of $3,000 each pending the appeal. Both of them had starved their domestic helper with only two meals a day at their previous condominium home at Boulevard Residence in Cuscaden Walk, causing the 40-year-old’s weight to drop from 49kg to 29kg over a 15-month period. The two meals consisted of two to three slices of plain white bread and one to two packets of instant noodles in the early hours of the morning, and five to six slices of plain white bread in the late morning or early afternoon. Their domestic helper also had to ask for permission to drink water, which was just straight from the tap.

What kind of people are these? The woman is your domestic helper, she is there to help you with your household chores, while you are busy chasing after money to make a living. And this is how they treat the helper. No matter what excuses these two give to the courts, a more deterrent sentence is required. These two are monsters, who bully the weak. Give them what they deserve!

Indra L

A.S.S. Contributor

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