Indonesian President Yudhoyono expresses anger over alleged maid abuse in Hong Kong

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has expressed his concern and anger over the alleged torture of an Indonesian maid by her Hong Kong employer.

In a telephone call Tuesday with Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and her father, Rohmad Saputra, the Indonesian leader also promised to help both overcome the ordeal.

On Monday, Hong Kong police arrested a 44-year-old woman, surnamed Law, in connection with the alleged brutality. A day earlier, thousands of maids and their supporters protested in Hong Kong over the case.

Sulistyaningsih, 23, returned to Indonesia early this month and is being treated at a hospital in Central Java town of Sragen.

Yudhoyono says he has communicated several times with Hong Kong leaders to ensure a good working environment for Indonesian workers there.