Woman charged with human trafficking, Indonesian worker now at safe house

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  • Thursday, 03 Sep 2020

IPOH: A 52-year-old woman has been charged with human trafficking over an Indonesian woman in Seri Manjung.

Yew Lee See pleaded not guilty when the charge, under Section 12 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling Migrants Act, was read before Sessions Court judge Mohd Fauzi Mohd Nasir here on Thursday (Sept3).

According to the charge, Yew was said to have trafficked one Sumila from Indonesia for the purpose of exploitation, at a house in Hala Desa Pantai 2, Pantai Remis, between 2019 and May 2020.

The offence is punishable with a maximum jail term of 15 years and a fine.

In August, three family members were arrested by the police for suspected abuse.

Fauzi set bail at RM10,000 and Sept 22 for mention.

When met, Deputy Public Prosecutor Naidatul Athirah Azman said Sumila has been placed at a safe house in Penang.

Two representatives from the Indonesian Embassy were also present at the court.

Yew was represented by lawyer Ricky Hong.

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