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Indonesian Woman Beaten & Locked In A Room By The Director Of A Local Enforcement Agency

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An Indonesian woman was beaten and locked in a room with her hands tied behind her back by her Malaysian employer in Kelana Jaya

According to a 22 October report in Harian Metro, the victim was whipped by her employer at his house in Kelana Jaya on Monday, 18 October. She worked as a housemaid for him.

The woman managed to flee from the suspect’s house and proceeded to the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to seek protection. She then lodged a police report against the employer, who is in his 40s.

The suspect is the director of a local enforcement agency

“The case is being investigated under Section 12 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 (ATIPSOM) after the employer was believed not to have paid the maid’s salary for a long time,” Harian Metro quoted an unnamed source as saying.

It’s not clear if the suspect has been called in for questioning or arrested yet.

Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed said they are investigating

When contacted, he confirmed receiving a report involving the incident but declined to comment further.

Image via New Straits Times

In September, another Indonesian woman was physically abused by her Malaysian employer, who pushed her into forced labour:

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