Embassy, Malaysian police rescue abused, unpaid Indonesian maid

The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian Police (PDRM) rescued an Indonesian housemaid, who faced abuse at the hands of her employers and was not paid salary for the last five years.

“Within 24 hours of having received the report from the community, the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur moved swiftly by coordinating with the D3 Unit of the Royal Malaysian Police to take action,” Yoshi Iskandar, the embassy’s coordinator of the information, social, and cultural functions, stated here on Friday.

The 46-year-old Indonesian from West Java Province was abused by her two Malaysian employers, Iskandar remarked.

“On the night of April 15, 2021, through coordination with the embassy, the PDRM reached the location to rescue the victim and take her for a medical checkup over assaults by the perpetrators,” he noted.

The police have arrested the two abusers.

“The victim was very frail since she was allegedly not fed well by her employers, was mistreated, and faced physical violence,” Iskandar revealed. The woman was denied to have or use a cellular phone while working with the abusers.

“Another point reported by the victim is concerning her rights that she had never received salaries from her employers for working nearly five years,” he stated.

The Malaysian police pledged to process the case legally in line with the existing laws, he remarked.

“The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will closely monitor the case and provide assistance to ensure the legal process against this crime and that the victim’s rights are being honored,” he stated.

The embassy is currently also handling similar cases involving two Indonesian housemaids — Adeline Lisao and Mei Harianti — who were tortured horrendously by their employers.

“The two cases are going through the legal process at Malaysian courts, and the embassy is closely monitoring them to ensure that justice is upheld for the two victims,” he remarked.

 

 

Source: Antara News

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