Last week on Feb 10, the magistrate’s court in Hong Kong found a former beautician guilty on 18 counts of abusing her maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih.
Erwiana had described to the court how her employer Law Wan-tung shoved a metal vacuum cleaner tube into her mouth and twisted it, causing her lips to bleed.
Law also hit Erwiana on the head with a mop handle which resulted in a swelling of the brain from the repeated blows.
It was only less than a fortnight ago that two creepy Christians from a banned evangelical cult were executed by China authorities for killing a woman in a McDonald’s restaurant.
Zhang Fan and Zhang Lidong – a father and daughter in Zhaoyuan city, Shandong – had hit the victim on the head with a mop stick after accusing her of being “evil”, more HERE.
Erwiana’s injuries include burns from being scalded with boiling water, several broken teeth and a broken nose
In the business of beauty but ugly behaviour
Former beautician Law Wan-tung had punched, slapped, kicked and beaten her domestic helper to a point that the 22-year-old Indonesian fell unconscious.
In her testimony, Erwiana said she was often starved on top of being forced to work 20 hours a day and only allowed to sleep from 1 pm to 5 pm on the floor.
See ‘Employer only gave Erwiana one bottle of water a day to cut down on toilet breaks, court hears‘ (South China Morning Post, 10 Dec 2014)
When Erwiana’s wounds oozed blood and puss, the employer complained that the maid stained her carpet.
ABOVE: Law Wan-tung sobbed as the judge read out the court verdict
BELOW: Malaysian Yim Pek Ha sobbing at her guilty sentence
Yim, a former air stewardess, had scalded her Indonesian maid Nirmala Bonat with boiling water and a hot iron as well as inflicted other horrific abuse.
Malaysian employers who have been charged and/or convicted by the court previously for maid abuse (and in some cases causing death) are: Serene Ong Su Ping, Fong Kong Meng, Teoh Ching Yen, Soh Chew Tong, Chin Chui Ling, Hau Yuan Tyng, Yap Sow Li, Cheah Lai Mooi, Tan Mong Huwai and Eng Lay Sang – case details HERE and HERE.
Love is all around in Penang and KL
In her column on Valentine’s Day, Karina Bahrin (pix below) talked about the kind of people who are – most unfortunately – less than beautiful.
Karina wrote in her article ‘The ugly Malaysians‘ (The Ant Daily, 14 Feb 2014) that “cosmopolitan Malaysians who live in the cities have become a very ugly lot … particularly [those] from KL or Penang”.
“What has become of our manners and culture of being honest, considerate and tolerant?” she asks.
Karina also wonders if everything is to be “seen as a fight for the survival of the fittest, fairness be damned? Has corruption become such a norm that it is now acceptable to steal and cheat and lie?”
FLOP: First Lady Of Penang and her beautiful branded handbag
Winning the rat race
To sum up: For Karina Bahrin, ugly Malaysians are the Darwinian-fittest group who toss aside any notion fairness in their bid for survival, and who are biadab (without ‘adab’ or manners), dishonest, inconsiderate and intolerant, and who steal, cheat and lie.
So who are they, these ugly Malaysians?
“The culprits,” Karina says, “don’t come from small villages. They come from KL and Penang, our two largest cities.”
BELOW: Hannah Yeoh carrying the biggest, loveliest handbag of all
Note: Just as the size of a snail’s shell is proportionate to the snail – think Siput Babi – it also looks as if the size of a woman’s handbag is also proportionate to its owner and her income
Sneaky city slickers
Karina has observed that the ugliest Malaysians come from KL and Penang.
Here are some basic facts about the two states – Penang is the Northern Republic of Kiasu Island, ruled by the DAP.
It chief minister Lim Guan Eng has proclaimed that “Penang rejects racists, extremists and liars”.
In other words, the honest CM is a paragon of anti-racism and anti-extremism while it is other people who are bad (racists, extremists and liars) and must “leave Penang alone to enjoy its religious harmony”.
KL is similarly DAP-dominated. The Parliament seats in KL are:
3. Bukit Bintang
2. Wangsa Maju
3. Lembah Pantai
4. Bandar Tun Razak
Out of the 11 current MPs in KL, seven are Chinese – five from DAP and two from PKR (i.e. Tian Chua and Tan Kee Kwong who’s ex-Gerakan).
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As a matter of interest, Penang and KL are the two states with the highest percentage of Chinese population. Johor comes third.
Chinese make up 45.6 percent of the population in Penang while they’re 43.2 percent in KL.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who’s the most beautiful Malaysian of all?
Karina Bahrin reckons that Malaysians have misplaced our moral compass. She is stumped at how some us – especially those in Penang and KL – can turn so ugly and wants to know, “Have we lost our minds or have we lost our conscience?”
Karina is being too pessimistic. Instead we must have faith that Goodness and Light shall ultimately triumph over the EVIL and WICKED.
Preachers of divisiveness – bad, Bad, BAD & ugly too!
The J-Star‘s one-time acting group editor June Wong believes that to save our country, we only need to vote in the right leaders.
June wrote in her article ‘Ruling multiracial Malaysia‘: “I will support leaders who are strong and courageous to stand firm against those who preach hate and divisiveness and punish them appropriately, regardless of who these hate-mongers are.”
Her highly enlightened opinion on the scrouge of hate-mongers is shared by her EvangeliSTAR colleagues, with the J-Star editorials urging moderate Malaysians to stand up against the “hate-spewing, divisive, race-obsessed ignoramuses”.
Beauty is beyond race
The most beautiful Malaysians are colour blind. They do not spew hate, they’re not divisive, and they’re not race-obsessed ignoramuses. They are the Firsters who live in Penang and KL.
These are the beautiful Malaysians who are bravely standing up against the extremists and the race and religion bigots – see J-Star billboard above.
Anak Bangsa Beautiful Hannah Yeoh believes that “true love narrows the differences”.
Our country can be beautiful again once all the racists are “taught how to love” – see her tweet below.