Cops nab eatery owner, son over al­leged abuses

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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