Couple in maid-abuse case face 32 charges

A woman is said to have forced one of her two maids to eat her own vomit, and taken photos of the maid naked after making her strip.

The woman's husband apparently hit both domestic workers repeatedly, and tried to shove an incense bottle down the throat of one.

Yesterday, the couple - IT manager Tay Wee Kiat, 37, and sales manager Chia Yun Ling, 39 - were hauled to court to face 32 charges, mainly of maid abuse.

Tay, who faces 21 charges, allegedly hit Indonesian maid Fitriyah and Myanmar maid Moe Moe Than with canes, a metal clothing hook and a bamboo stick at his flat in Yishun Avenue 6 in 2012.

Chia, who faces 11 charges, allegedly slapped both maids and caned one of them. Her most serious charge was for allegedly using a funnel to force sugar into Ms Than's mouth and making her swallow her own vomit.

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