Sowdi Barbaria Sends Maids Home in Body Bags

Saudi ‘regrets’ Indonesian maid’s mistreatment ~ beat, burnt, broke bones, stabbed and slashed with scissors

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Nov. 17, 2010, Sumiati from Indonesia lies in a bed at King Fahd hospital in Medina, Saudi Arabia. She arrived in Saudi Arabia a high-spirited 23-year-old, eager to start work as a maid so she could help support her family back home. Four months later, Sumiati was Indonesia’s poster child for migrant abuse.

The real question is how many maids are going to have to be carried out of that place on a stretcher?

Kissing up:

..an official of the Indonesian consulate in Jeddah.

“(Ms) Sumiati is recovering now. She is in a good state of health … her appetite is good,” Mr Wahyudi told AFP.

“But she needs to be operated on at least once again, on her abdomen,” he added.

This is an example of how much the Indonesians don’t want to offend ~ there are two parts, people can earn a lot of money relative to what they earn in their countries. And two, the Indonesians view the Saudis as superior ~ as God’s chosen people.

These countries have classes on how to be a maid in a foreign country ~ where these girls could just as easily learn computers or some other valuable skill.
There are no laws to protect foreign workers. I’m surprised this lady was even arrested.

AN INDONESIAN maid badly beaten by her Saudi employer is recovering but faces more operations, an Indonesian diplomat said, as the Saudi labour ministry said it regretted the case.

Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, 23, remains in hospital in Medina but faces more operations after being found two weeks ago suffering from stab wounds, burns to her scalp and other injuries from an abusive employer, said Diddi Wahyudi, an official of the Indonesian consulate in Jeddah.

“(Ms) Sumiati is recovering now. She is in a good state of health … her appetite is good,” Mr Wahyudi told AFP.

“But she needs to be operated on at least once again, on her abdomen,” he added.

The case shocked and outraged rights groups and labour activists as another example of the paucity of protection for millions of mostly Asian domestic workers, especially in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states.

Her employer, a Saudi woman who has since been arrested, allegedly beat the maid, causing internal bleeding and broken bones, put a hot iron to her head and stabbed and slashed her with scissors.

Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry said in a statement it was sorry about the case, but called it an isolated incident.

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3 thoughts on “Sowdi Barbaria Sends Maids Home in Body Bags”

  1. “saudi’s regrets indonesian maid’s treatment”
    They only regret the fact that people found out about it.
    they find it such a pity that they couldn’t do more.

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