MIRI: The police here have rescued eight Indonesian women in a raid on a house at the outskirts of the city.
Miri police chief Asst Comm Lim Meng Seah said the eight women, aged between 28 and 58, were rescued on Saturday (Nov 14) based on information received in a tip-off.
"The initial probe showed they had been forced to work for an employer without pay for a long time," he told reporters here on Sunday (Nov 15).
ACP Lim said the police are currently tracking the employer, adding that the women have been taken into safe custody and given protection.
He said that the employer could be charged for forced labour or human trafficking and jailed and fined up to RM1mil if found guilty.
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