In­done­sian Care­giver to In­herit Rp.868 mil­lion from Tai­wanese Ac­tor

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Sto­ries of do­mes­tic work­ers, women in par­tic­u­lar, suf­fer­ing abuse at the hands of em­ploy­ers while work­ing abroad is noth­ing new in In­done­sia. And while the gov­ern­ment and other or­ga­ni­za­tions con­tinue to lobby for the ad­vo­cacy of pro­tect­ing vic­tims, there is yet an­other el­e­ment of these sto­ries that re­mains un­heard of.

It’s worth not­ing that amidst all the hor­ri­ble news of ram­pant abuse suf­fered by do­mes­tic work­ers, there are many other em­ploy­ers who re­spect and ap­pre­ci­ate the help they get from their house­hold helpers. Some are even treated as spe­cial mem­bers of the fam­ily.

Chen Sung-Young, a Tai­wanese ac­tor and di­rec­tor wanted peo­ple to know just how much his fam­ily ap­pre­ci­ated an In­done­sian woman named Yule, the pri­mary care­giver for his fam­ily for the past few years.

While Sung-Young may be pop­u­lar in his home­town for his role in the renowned film A City of Sad­ness, he is bet­ter known for his role in Gor­geous, where he starred with com­edy-ac­tion star Jackie Chan. He was also in Leg­end of the Red Dragon, where he co- starred with Jet Li.

The 76-year- old ac­tor told Tai­wan

News that he has been suf­fer­ing from di­a­betes and de­pres­sion and other chronic health prob­lems over the last few years. As such, the ac­tor has been get­ting his af­fairs in or­der be­fore he passes away, in­clud­ing what he wanted to do with his es­tate.

While Yule served as the ac­tor’s pri­mary care­giver Sung-Young read­ily refers to her as “In­done­sian daugh­ter”.

Sung-Young, who re­mains sin­gle and un­mar­ried, plans to leave Yule more than US$ 65,000 in in­her­i­tance money. The Tai­wanese ac­tor ex­plained that Yule can def­i­nitely use the money to go back to her hus­band and chil­dren in her home­town, buy a house and have her own busi­ness.

Sung Young Chen

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