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Housewife jailed for mistreatin­g maid

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A Singaporea­n housewife was sentenced to jail for ten weeks for hitting her 19-year-old Indonesian maid, a newspaper reported yesterday. Jaya Gopal, 32, was convicted of slapping her maid, hitting her with a wooden ladle, and several times with a belt over a period of several months in 2004, The Straits Times newspaper reported. The newspaper said after Jaya had hit Kuselining­sih’s face with a ladle, she told her son to get a belt which she used to hit the maid.

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