The baby was found after the woman’s colleague heard his cries. Photo: Shutterstock

Baby who died after mother put him in washing machine highlights an Indonesian stigma

  • Sutina, a babysitter, gave birth in secret and then hid her newborn son in a washing machine, where he later died
  • The case has thrown a spotlight on the stigma faced by unwed mothers in Indonesia, where there is also a lack of sexual health services
Topic |   Indonesia

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The baby was found after the woman’s colleague heard his cries. Photo: Shutterstock
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Amy Chew

Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.