Ring hired out maids, sexually abused them
THE arrest of a foreign-maid agent for dumping the body of a baby has led to the discovery of a syndicate that has been holding foreign maids who were forced to work without pay and were also sexually abused.
The man, in his 40s, was alleged to have sexually abused at least 29 maids working for him, and withholding their salaries.
None of the maids had work permits.
The man allegedly hired out the women as maids and cleaners to employers on a part-time basis. Some of the employers are also said to have sexually abused them.
Malaysian police were alerted to the case on May 31 when a 33-year-old Indonesian woman, who claimed to have worked for the agent for two years, lodged a police report that her six-month-old baby had died and could not be found.
Police raided three houses in Kota Kemuning on Monday and detained 12 Indonesian women.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK