Indonesian maid dies after alleged abuse by siblings in Malaysia

Indonesian maid dies after alleged abuse by siblings in Malaysia

A string of high-profile abuse cases, including deaths, led Indonesia to ban its women from working in Malaysia in 2009 but the ban was lifted three years later after the two countries agreed on better protection.

"Attempts to record her statement when she was still alive were not successful as she was still in fear".

He said the 60-year-old woman was arrested in front of a lawyer's firm at Green Hall Road at 2.30pm today. - Picture courtesy of Steven Sim's officeKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 - An Indonesian maid forced to sleep outside next to a dog has died after suspected abuse by her employer in Malaysia, sparking calls from activists to end poor treatment of migrant workers.

The 26-year-old had been working at the semi-detached house in Taman Kota Permai here. She had also been spotted sleeping next to a Rottweiler for two months.

Kurniati said Adelina hailed from Nusa Tenggara Timur in east Indonesia, and not Medan as was previously reported.

She said it would be leave up to the police to investigate.

Osrinikita said they had informed Adelina's family the bad news.

However, as to when they would be able to send Adelina's body back would depend on when the post-mortem could be completed.

She was rescued at 8pm yesterday after police received a report from an assistant to an elected representative in Bukit Mertajam.

District police chief Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said there were bruises on Lisao's head and face, and infected wounds on her hand and legs.

Sim's aides had lodged a police report on the alleged abuse, after the employers refused to cooperate.

Police detained two siblings in the family on Sunday.

He said the maid's employers - a woman and her brother, aged 36 and 39 - had been remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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