Lass from China now in police custody


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 20 Apr 2004

MALACCA: Yu Han Nen, the young lass from Yunan in China who alleged that she was tricked into prostitution, has surrendered to the police. 

Yu, who was accompanied by Kota Laksamana state assemblyman Betty Chew and her husband Lim Guan Eng, said she would regret the bitter episode for the rest of her life. 

Yu, 21, left her village in January with her parents' consent when a man promised them that he could get her a job as a tailor in Malaysia. 

Unknown to her parents, she was “sold” for RM2,000 and forced into prostitution besides being nicknamed “Little Virgin,” she told a press conference arranged by Chew on Sunday. 

Yu arrived at the state police headquarters with two plastic bags containing her belongings yesterday. 

“We bought clothes, toiletries and other basic necessities for her because she had nothing with her when she escaped,” said Chew. 

She was taken into police custody after meeting state CID chief ACP Abdul Razak Abdul Ghani. 

ACP Abdul Razak said the girl also lodged a police report. 

The case, he said, would be investigated under Section 372 of the Penal Code and that the Immigration Department would also conduct an investigation. 

“We will try to help the victim to identify the syndicate that has smuggled and forced her into prostitution. We want to find the pimps and other girls who are involved,” said ACP Abdul Razak. 

Yu would spend her days in the police lockup pending police investigation.  

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