Couple arrested over alleged abuse of Cambodian maid


BUKIT MERTAJAM: The police have rescued a Cambodian woman in her 30s after she was allegedly abused by her employers here.

Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Shafee Samad said police raided a house in Jalan Perpaduan, Kampung Baru here after receiving a report of the incident at about 9.30pm on Wednesday (Feb 24).

"Police arrived at the scene and found the victim on the floor in a room of the house.

"Physical examinations found injuries on her face as well as burnt marks on her arm, as well as scars and signs of scratching on her arms and legs.

"The victim alleged that she was abused by her employer, that she was beaten, poured hot water and pinched," he said.

ACP Shafee added that the victim, who has served the family for the past two years, has since been taken to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for a medical checkup.

He said a couple in their 50s and 60s has been arrested to facilitate investigations under Section 13 and 44 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act (Atipsom) 2007.

The couple has since been remanded for six days until March 2.

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