SINGAPORE: The brother of Piang Ngaih Don, a domestic helper from Myanmar who was found dead in a Bishan flat in July, will be bringing her body home on Saturday (Aug 13), according to a Facebook post by the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) on Friday.
Pau Sian Mung, Ms Piang Ngaih Don's brother, said he was "extremely grateful (for) the kindness and love shown to us from Singaporeans, different welfare organisations, churches and various communities living in Singapore".
CDE said it had been working closely with the authorities and the Myanmar Embassy to offer assistance to Ms Piang Ngaih Don's family, including by facilitating the necessary documentation and repatriation arrangements.
It has also collected donations from the public, which will be "put to good use to ensure that Ms Piang Ngaih Don's son will be well taken care of". CDE understands that the Myanmar Embassy is working with local authorities to safekeep donated funds for the future educational needs of Ms Piang Ngaih Don's son, it said in the Facebook post.
The centre added that it will continue to play an active role to engage all relevant stakeholders to ensure that support and assistance are readily available to all domestic employees in Singapore.
Prema S Naraynasamy, 58, and her daughter Gaiyathiri Murugaiyan, 36, are accused of killing Ms Piang Ngaih Don, their 24-year-old domestic helper, at the family's ninth-floor flat at Block 145, Bishan Street 11 sometime between Jul 25 and 26. Gaiyathiri's husband, police staff sergeant Kevin Chelvam, also faces charges for assaulting Ms Piang Ngaih Don and withholding evidence from the police.
Channel NewsAsia understands the maid’s body was found with multiple bruises, indicating that she had been abused.