A maid talks to her employer as she pushed a shopping trolley outside a mall in Riyadh, on June 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE
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Saudi and Philippines authorities are investigating an incident in which a maid from the Philippines was allegedly scalded with water deliberately poured down her back, a Saudi newspaper reported on Thursday.Saudi Arabia in August last year passed landmark legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic workers against hidden violence.Saudi households are highly dependent on housemaids from African and South Asian countries. In some reported cases maids have attacked the children of their employers after suffering abuse.
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