Lawyer and former Legco candidate Helen Chung Yee-fong yesterday dismissed claims by her two maids that she made them work unlawfully on her election campaign. Ms Chung, 46, denied she had maltreated Amie Camacho and Lenita Hernandez while they worked for her as domestic helpers last year. The Filipinas said they were forced to work up to 17 hours a day without pay while Ms Chung contested last year's Urban Council and Legislative Council elections. Questioned by defence barrister John McLanachan, Ms Chung told the District Court she had never asked the maids to do non-domestic work. She accused Ms Camacho, 28, and Ms Hernandez, 30, of lying in court. 'She [Ms Camacho] only knew how to eat but not how to work, and she broke a lot of things,' Ms Chung told the court. She denied she had asked the two maids to eat leftovers instead of meals and said she had provided enough food for them. She also said the maids had never worked for her on Sundays or public holidays. Ms Chung said she had paid their wages and visa and processing fees, which the maids claim she owes them. She said she had not demanded the maids to leave their jobs on September 9 last year, and insisted they had made the decision to leave. Ms Camacho and Ms Hernandez are suing Ms Chung for $64,132 in damages for breach of contract after they dropped claims for the balance of the monthly wages of their two-year contract.