Friday, December 19, 2014   

Indonesia’s Yudhoyono deplores evil, assures justice to helper abused in Hong Kong
(01-21 13:35)

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has spoken to the abused young domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and her father on the phone.
“Believe me, the law will be enforced, justice will be served, what's important is we will help with [your] treatment,'' he told the helper, AFP reports.
He told her father today he had raised the case with Hong Kong's leaders.
“I am sad and concerned that your daughter has suffered this tragedy. I am also angry at those who have committed this evil,'' he told Rohmat Saputro, 50, the father.
“What's important is that you know we are not happy, the government is not happy and I am also angry.''
Sulistyaningsih, 23, was reportedly abused over a period of eight months while employed by a Chinese woman in Hong Kong. She was arrested yesterday as she tried to leave for Bangkok on a flight.
But Hong Kong Police had earlier admitted not investigating a complaint about the abuse of the helper, instead insisting on evidence.
Hong Kong police chief inspector Chung Chi-ming said: “We will be focusing our efforts on getting a statement from the victim today and we hope we can finish this as soon as possible so she does not have to experience any unnecessary pain.''
The case has provoked anger in Indonesia, with officials threatening to review the placement of maids in Hong Kong if the city does not treat the case seriously.


   
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