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Indonesian worker dies in Malaysia

An Indonesian migrant worker working as a domestic helper died in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on Saturday evening after sustaining severe injuries to her head and body tempointeraktif.com reported on Sunday. The Malaysian police have so far detained two of the victim’s employers, a sibling pair, for questioning.”We have detained the siblings on suspicion of their involvement in acts that led to the victim’s death. We suspect they abused her,” Petaling Jaya police officer Arjunaidi Mohamed said, adding that the police suspected abuse was the cause of the maid’s death. The case came to light when one of the employers called a Kuala Lumpur hospital asking for medical assistance.

According to tempointeraktif.com, when the paramedics arrived, they found the victim to have died.

“That maid had only worked there for two months,” Arjunaidi said.

He added the siblings had shared a house with their father, who is an invalid.


The Jakarta Post,  Jakarta

Sun, 05/24/2009 10:27 AM


(Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/24/indonesian-worker-dies-malaysian-abuse-case.html)

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