24 Mar 2016

Singapore couple admit to starving their maid

7:47 am on 24 March 2016

A couple from Singapore have admitted to starving their Filipino maid - who weighed just 29 kilograms when she finally managed to escape.

A court heard how Thelma Gawidan was given just two small meals a day - and even had to ask permission for a glass of water.

She finally fled to a shelter for migrant workers and filed a complaint.

The pair are awaiting sentence.