She weighed only 30kg when rescued, says Hannah Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR: The Segambut member of parliament wants the Home Ministry to reveal details of an investigations into the alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid in Batu Caves.

The 46-year-old maid's employer allegedly did not pay her wages for the past two years and restricted her calls to family members.

The 35-year-old employer was taken into custody on Sept 1.

The maid herself was sent to Selayang Hospital for a medical examination.

"The victim weighed only 30kg when she was rescued. Although she has lodged a police report and her employer has been detained, the government has not announced any action on the matter," said MP Hannah Yeoh in a statement today.

"The home minister must explain the standard operating procedure in receiving reports from foreign domestic workers.

"The government must be serious in ensuring the safety of those who come to our country to earn a living and support their families because they, too, are contributing to the economy and the wellbeing of family institutions in Malaysia.

"A guideline (to assist foreign domestic workers) to report abuses must also be made public and immediate measures should follow once a report is lodged.

"I am waiting to see strict measures taken against the employer in this Batu Caves incident, especially since the Human Resources Ministry, the Home Ministry and the Foreign Ministry have raised concerns about the matter," Yeoh said.

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