NGO urges public to halt speculation on Myanmar maid’s death
Center for Domestic Employees chairman Yeo Guat Kwang says rumors would affect a police investigation
A Singapore NGO is urging people to stop speculating on the reason why a 25-year-old Myanmese maid jumped to her death from a residential high-rise on Monday in the city-state, local media reported.
The public should not speculate about why the maid killed herself as rumors would affect the police investigation, said Yeo Guat Kwang, chairman of the Center for Domestic Employees, in a Lianhe Zaobao report on Thursday. The center is a non-governmental organization serving foreign domestic workers in Singapore.
Ma Zin Mar Oo from the Myo ethnic group in Rahkine state, Myanmar, was seen on a ledge on the 18th floor of a building at the Interlace luxury residential real estate located at Depot Road at 6pm, Myanmar Times reported on Wednesday, citing a Myanmar embassy official in Singapore.
Over the past eight months, she was a domestic worker for an Indian family in the building, the embassy official said.
In a widely-circulated internet video, a woman was talking to the maid to try to stop her from jumping. She died instantly.
Myanmar stopped sending domestic workers to Singapore since 2014, but there are about 40,000 still employed in the city-state, the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation said.
Maids can contact the Center for Domestic Employees at +65 1800 2255233 or visit the office on level 2, Goldhill Center, 185A Thomson Road.