Cops nab eatery owner, son over alleged abuses
MALACCA: Police have remanded a restaurant owner and her son to assist in investigations into the alleged abuse of three Indonesian maids.
Melaka Tengah police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaikh Abdul Adzis Shaikh Abdullah said the woman, who in her 50s, and her son, in his 20s, were remanded for seven days beginning Saturday.
“The suspects were picked up from their restaurant at Taman Saujana in Bukit Katil about 11am on Saturday.
“We are investigating the case under Section 12 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) Act 2007.
“We have also rescued the three Indonesians and referred them to a shelter home in Johor after obtaining an interim protection order from the court,” he said here yesterday.
It was reported that three Indonesian women — Fitriatul Hasanah, 29, Ade Hermayani, 21 and Siami, 21, — were abused by their employer in Taman Saujana, Bukit Katil here.
They claimed that they were beaten with mop handles, burnt with cigarette butts, kicked, slapped and pinched.
Unable to endure further abuse, they sought help from a customer who assisted them in lodging a report at the Ayer Keroh police station at 7.40pm on Friday.