A housewife appeared in court yesterday accused of burning her maid with a hot iron as punishment for scorching a vest. Liu Man-kuen, 33, is accused of assaulting Achacoso Warly Cabaneros, 28, on February 25 at her apartment in Tai Hang Road, Causeway Bay. After the alleged attack, the maid, who arrived in late January to work for Liu, called police. Liu pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Eastern Court magistrate Ian Candy allowed the housewife to be released on bail of $500. Her trial has been set down for May 5.