Indon maid's baby sold for RM2,500

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Apr 2003


GOMBAK: A visit to her babysitter's house shocked a 26-year-old Indonesian maid when she found out that her newborn son, only two weeks old, had been sold for RM2,500. 

The maid lodged a police report last Monday. 

OCPD Asst Comm Massari Hashim said police arrested three people – the maid's employer and an Indonesian couple, aged 42 and 39, – in Kampung Baru two days later.  

He said the three were remanded at Selayang police station to help in investigations.  

“We have taken the baby back from the 'buyer' - a family in Negri Sembilan – and have recorded their statements,” he added. 

It is learnt the maid was five months' pregnant when she came to Malaysia to work in Selayang. 

Her employer, a karaoke lounge owner in Taman Bidara, forced her to work there on nights. 

On March 11, the maid gave birth to a boy but her employer refused to let her take care of the baby.  

She then found an Indonesian couple working as ferry ticketing clerks in Malacca to babysit the child.  

Police are investigating the case under Section 372 of the Penal Code for selling a minor and under Section 48 of the Child Protection Act 1991.  

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