Home > News > Regional
Monday August 4, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday August 4, 2014 MYT 8:11:34 AM
THE Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is looking at ways to speed up court cases involving abused foreign workers, including maids, as some wait several months or even years before their complaints are dealt with in court.
It is also exploring how to help more foreign maids get compensation for the losses they incur after they stop work because of abuse.
Chief Prosecutor Tai Wei Shyong said that Attorney-General V.K. Rajah has formed an internal working group to focus on improving court processes involving abused foreign workers.
It will work closely with enforcement agencies and others involved, such as embassies and hospitals, to secure medical reports and witness statements more quickly. Where appropriate, it will try to persuade the courts to fix early hearing dates.
“Expediting these processes would be particularly relevant to foreign workers who are unable to secure alternative employment while awaiting the outcome of the criminal justice process,” said Tai. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
China's President Xi to visit India next week
Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex
Bomb kills three, wounds 16 in southwestern Pakistan
Past lessons for US and China
Idris Jusoh: Decision to disallow SPM forecast results not final
‘Hokkiens are native of Penang’
Crime cases drop
Entry-level business ownership A push cart can be a good starting point for entrepreneurs
Staff get training to keep environment at work safe
MCMC: Sex blogger Alvin Tan 'irresponsible', wants FB page removed
Neelofa is calm in the eye of the storm
Contest for naming The Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 mascot, the proboscis monkey
Indian boxer showed lack of sportsmanship, say organisers
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)