Man jailed for striking RI maid


SINGAPORE: A supervisor was jailed for two repeatedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote control, news reports said on Thursday.

Muhamad shafiq woon Abdullah admitted in a Singapore court he physically abused the woman on several occasions between June and October 2002. The straits times said.

The magistrate’s court heard that Shafiq, 31, began striking Winarti, 22, about month after she started working for him.

He hit her on the head with the TV set’s remote control because he was un happy with her work. On one occasion, he punched her on the back after accusing her of daydreaming.

S.S. Dhillon, Shafiq’s lawyer, said his client lost his “better sense” when he saw his daughter’s face covered as she lay in bed.

He said his client thought the maid had put the child in danger. DPA

Three more victims found

            Hello, listeners, you’re still with me Mike Tjokro from 007 FM Archid, the one and only radio station for all. Thanks for joining with us again. The latest news for today comes from Kendari, southeast Sulawesi. It is about the Kendari SAR team that have found three more victims. Here is the news in detail.


On Thursday a search-and-rescue team found three more victims from a ship that sank in the Banda Sea. They had been missing since the accident occurred on Friday last week. They were Aris Triono, the captain of the Amami Cargo ship, Yakub, a crew-man, and Suharto, a passenger.

They were found on Thursday floating in waters close to Menui Island, Central Sulawesi province. The province is adjacent to the southeast Sulawesi province and the Banda Sea.

            Two other victims were earlier saved by the SAR team in the Banda Sea on Saturday last week, only a day after the ship sank due to bad weather.

            The SAR team is still searching for ten crew members and a passenger still missing from the incident, said Rocky Asikin, the head of Kendari SAR team.