KUALA LUMPUR - A consultant pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing hurt on her Indonesian maid by pulling out her teeth with a pair of pliers.
Serene Ong Su Ping, 47, was charged with committing the offence on Meriance Kabu, 32, at a house in Persiaran Pandan 7, Pandan Jaya, between April 11 and Dec 20, 2014.
The charge, under Section 326 of the Penal Code, carries an imprisonment for up to 20 years and whipping.
Ong also pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to murder the maid at the same place at noon on Dec 20 last year.
Deputy public prosecutor Nurakmal Farhan Aziz offered Ong bail at RM30,000 with one surety for both charges and for her to surrender her travel documents to the court.
Ong's counsel, William Edwin, when requesting for a lower bail, said his client had to take care of her ailing grandmother.
Sessions judge Unaizah Mohd then set bail at RM15,000 with one surety for both charges.
She also ordered Ong to surrender her passport to the court and to report to the nearest police station at the end of every month. The court set Feb 5 for mention.