‘Jail her for life’

By Philip C. Tubeza She has forgiven her former employer but justice should take its course. Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih said her former employer should receive “the maximum sentence” after the District Court found her guilty in a case that sparked international outrage. Speaking to reporters after the verdict came out on February 10, Erwiana said Law Wan-tung, 45 and a mother of two, should be jailed for life after she was convicted in 18 out of 20 charges that included assault, criminal intimidation, and failure to pay Erwiana’s salary and to allow her holidays. “As a human being, I could forgive her and her family but since Hong Kong has a justice system, justice must be upheld. I hope Law Wan-tung will receive the maximum sentence; even though for me, that is still not enough compared to what she did to me and the other victims,” Erwiana said.