Indonesian maid in Saudi Arabia inherits millions

July 11, 2012
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – An Indonesian migrant worker was awarded an inheritance of 20 million Saudi riyals ($5.3m) from her deceased husband and former employer in Saudi Arabia, the newspaper Okaz reported Tuesday (July 10th).

The woman, who can't be named for security reasons, came to Saudi Arabia as a maid for a property tycoon in Taif. He died shortly after marrying her.

Because his wealth was tied into inherited plots of land and buildings, it took eight years of negotiations to determine the ownership and value of the estate. She decided to stay in Saudi Arabia until the dispute was settled.

She was awarded 20 million Saudi riyals from his estate that was valued at about 300 million Saudi riyals ($80m).

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