A maid from Myanmar has alleged that her Singaporean employers abused her on many occasions including hitting her on the head and buttocks, and forcing her to eat her own vomit. Moe Moe Than, now 29, was testifying against Tay Wee Kiat, a 39-year-old former IT manager, and his wife Chia Yun Ling, 41, in the State Courts before District Judge Olivia Low on Monday (25 September). Tay faces 19 charges including voluntarily causing hurt to Than, and abetting in voluntarily causing hurt by asking Than and Fitriyah, an Indonesian maid who was also employed by the couple, to slap each other.
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Shamila clutches her daughter's hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children -- a story heard over and over in Bangladesh refugee camps. UN observers say they have seen scores of rape and gang rape survivors among the Rohingya who have fled ethnic violence in Myanmar in recent weeks. Almost all said the perpetrators were men in uniform who they identified as Myanmar military.