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Indonesian maid inherits employer's US$5.3m wealth
JAKARTA: An Indonesian maid, whose name cannot be revealed for security reasons, has inherited 20 million Saudi riyals (US$5.3 million) after her employer's death, Indonesia's ANTARA news agency reported.
A local Saudi's daily on Tuesday reported that the Indonesian maid came to Saudi Arabia to work for a property tycoon in the city of Taif.
Subsequently, the employer married the maid. However, he died not live long after the marriage.
According to a Saudi Arabian social observer, Abdullah Umar, the employer inherited many plots of land and apartment buildings across many parts of Taif, particularly on the outskirts of the city, which resulted in ownership disputes among the heirs.
However, the Indonesian maid decided to stay in Saudi Arabia until she obtained her husband's legacy.
After more than eight years of negotiations among all claimants to the properties, trial judge Sheikh Abdurrahman Al-Dakhil ruled that the maid was entitled to her husband's inheritance.
The maid then inherited 20 million Saudi riyals from her husband, whose legacy was valued at 300 million Saudi riyals (US$80 million), after the apartment buildings and plots of land were sold through an open bidding process. -- BERNAMA