Indonesian Caregiver to Inherit Rp.868 million from Taiwanese Actor
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