Paul Yong rape trial: Employer never asked about victim's mental state, testifies maid agency rep

IPOH: The representative of a maid agency testifying in the rape trial of former Perak executive council member Paul Yong told the High Court that she never received a call from the victim's employer specifically asking about the mental status of the maid.

Chor Pei Sun, 47, who works as a sales and marketing representative for the company, said the employer, a certain "Mrs Yong", had called her once to check on the progress of the victim's Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) application.

"She (employer) wanted to know whether the Fomema application for the maid had been approved or not," said Chor in response to a question by Deputy Public Prosecutor Liyana Zawani Mohd Radzi.

"I never received a call from the employer asking me about her mental condition – it was only on her medical status," she said during the hearing before Judge Datuk Abdul Wahab Mohamed.

Chor added the victim had been sent to work at Yong's house on May 8, 2019, two months before the alleged rape.

Earlier during cross-examination, Yong's counsel Salim Bashir had asked Chor if she was aware of a mental medical report of the maid back in Indonesia, to which Chor said she could not remember.

Also to a question on if the agency provided their contact numbers to maids in case of any problems, Chor said the agency did not do so.

Chor also said maids would call their respective embassies if their employers failed to pay their salaries and the staff there would inform the agency concerned.

On Aug 23, 2019, Yong claimed trial at the Ipoh Sessions Court to raping his then 23-year-old maid.

The offence was allegedly committed in a room on the top floor of his house in Meru Desa Park on July 7 that year, between 8.15pm and 9.15pm.

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