The 35-year-old domestic worker used her smartphone to film her boss, 79, identified only by her surname Pang, slap her repeatedly
A tearful maid streamed her elderly employer repeatedly beating and threatening to kill her on Facebook Live
The 35-year-old domestic worker used her phone to film her boss, 79, who repeatedly slapped and hit her in the face.
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The boss, identified only by her surname Pang, was reportedly arrested after the clip went viral.
The maid can be seen cradling an injury to her mouth as Pang rages at her in the Hong Kong flat.
Speaking the Indonesian Bahasa language, the maid can be heard saying: “Oh God, I’m being smacked. I don’t accept her speaking that way to me.”
The 35-year-old Indonesian maid filmed her boss attacking her (Image: AsiaWire)
Pang reportedly hired the woman as a live-in domestic helper in 2017 and she lives in her flat in the Wong Tai Sin district of Hong Kong, where there is a law that maids must stay with their employers.
But the maid told local media that Pang assaulted her twice and so on the third occasion she decided to film the attack as evidence.
The maid said Pang had assaulted her twice before and so on the third occasion she decided to film the attack as evidence (Image: AsiaWire)
In the video, which has been seen 1.3 million times and shared around 30,000 times, Pang says in Cantonese: “You’re so evil, what are you saying about me? Speak! Speak my language. What are you saying? Use Chinese.”
Pang then says the maid is to blame for her own fit of anger and warns she might even kill her.
The boss, identified only by her surname Pang, was reportedly arrested after the clip went viral (Image: AsiaWire)
After the clip was seen by police, they arrested Pang for making threats and assault and she was bailed.
The case sparked calls to end the country’s rule that forces domestic workers to live with their employers.
The High Court of Hong Kong only last month denied requests to change the law.
The maid can be seen cradling an injury to her mouth (Image: AsiaWire)
Non-governmental organisation HELP for Domestic Workers said in a statement: “This, again, shines a spotlight on the live-in rule which, makes domestic workers vulnerable, not only to physical abuse but to malicious allegations of criminal offence.
“If the domestic worker on the video was residing outside the home of the employer, the likelihood of such an incident occurring would have been reduced.
“Worse, trumped-up accusations can easily be made against domestic workers who complain of being abused in order to put pressure on them to withdraw their complaints.
“From our experience, if the incident had not been captured on video, the police might not have arrested the employer, especially if there is no visible injury to the victim, even though, as reported, it was not the first time the employer had assaulted her.”