This is a two-year-old video clip of a maid (nanny?) physically abusing a young girl. I first saw a truncated version in Facebook and I had to do my own search to find the source. It is authentic, it happened in Kuala Lumpur, the children’s parents were the ones who installed the camera and that was how the abuse was discovered. The maid (nanny?) is Indonesian and she has since been charged and convicted.
Parents have their own reasons for leaving their children in the care of domestic helpers. Most of the time, it’s because both parents have to work and earn. It’s a scenario I was never comfortable with so I chose to quit working. I know it’s not a choice available to all mothers and I consider myself, and my daughters, lucky. I know a mother of two whose young children got caught in a slapping match between the nannies — nannies were carrying the toddlers, engaged in a slapping match and the kids got hit. The problem is that parents don’t see what’s going on 24/7 and unless they install a hidden camera in every part of the house, they never will.