Maid given a meal and forced to work 17 hours in Malaysia

Although the case is being handled by the Malaysian authorities, and the 3 suspects are arrested, the case should not end here.

The employment agency in Malaysia and in Cambodia still bear the responsibility of not fulfilling their duty: ensuring safe working conditions for the employee that they place.

This is not the first and not the last case if both governments continue to fail to act on this very serious issue: clean up this business of enslaving women in domestic work.

New Straits Times
Saturday, Aug 06, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR – The Cambodian maid rescued from a house in Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut, on Wednesday was not only abused by her employer but was also forced to work 17 hours at two different locations.

Police investigations revealed that the 25-year-old woman, identified as Neak Ban, was also given only one meal a day.

Sentul deputy police chief Superintendent Othman Abu Bakar said three suspects

One response to “Maid given a meal and forced to work 17 hours in Malaysia

  1. The Khmer govt should take full responsibility for such kind of issue, because they are legally permitted workers – aren’t illegal migrant workers and that the govt have to take appropriate action in protecting the rights of those workers, by protecting their rights is also parts of protection of Khmer dignity as a whole.

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