The abusive former employer of Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was sentenced to six years in prison and fined HK$15,000 at the District Court this morning.
Freed with great fanfare when the Maoists came to power, Nepal's farm slaves have been forced to return to their former masters to beg to be taken back, homeless, penniless and forgotten by successive governnments.
It’s been more than a year since the domestic worker left Hong Kong with appalling scars and bruises – caused by seven months of consecutive beatings she endured from her former employer. But, she told the South China Morning Post, that she is ready to let go of her grudge.
Hong Kong's leadership blames months of pro-democracy protests as the economy fell well short of predicted growth in 2014, and warns that "prolonged political bickering" could do more damage to investor confidence. (Cover photo: Reuters)