Indonesian maids look to consulate for help
by Raymond Tan, email@example.com. Posted on June 20, 2012, Wednesday
SIBU: Two Indonesian women are seeking help from their consulate after alleging that they were ill treated while working as domestic maids here.
Both have run away and sought refuge with the police.
One of the maids was found by a police patrol unit on Monday night and was taken to the police station.
She told the police she had been slapped by her employer’s mother while she was talking on the phone with her employer’s wife.
She also claimed that besides doing house chores she also had to empty her employer’s mother’s potty and tend to their vegetable garden, saying she worked from dawn till dusk.
In the second case, another maid ran away yesterday morning with only RM5 in her purse.
She said she took a bus ride to town before walking to the police station.
She claimed she had been beaten a few times when her employer’s wife was angry.
She also claimed she had to tend to the vegetables in the garden apart from doing house chores.
Both had been working for less than a month and said they could not stand the harsh conditions as they were made to work from dawn till dusk.
The police have sent them to the hospital for medical examination.