Battered Maid Presses Charges Against Sponsor
KUWAIT: The Philippines Embassy has initiated legal action against the sponsor of a Filipina maid, who said she has been facing abuse since she started working with the family a year ago. A security source said the victim’s sponsor – who is a police officer – attempted to resolve the problem by going to the embassy to urge the victim to drop charges, but his request was rejected. The maid was able to escape while the officer and his family were at a camp and headed to the embassy.
The source said instructions were given to the domestic help department to investigate the incident, which revealed inhumane treatment by the family. The interior ministry is expected to take legal action and will refer the person who caused the injuries to court. The ministry added it also reviewed a video clip on social media about the attack on the Filipina. – Al-Anbaa