Show evidence you applied for permit and paid up, Ambassador to politician in maid abuse case

PETALING JAYA: The politician who allegedly abused an Indonesian maid has already been blacklisted by Indonesia, said Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Hermono.

He also said that the politician should show the proof that he applied for the permit of the maid and paid up all the alleged dues to the maid.

“Yes, the politician has been placed on the blacklist. The politician should also show evidence that he had applied for her permit and paid the salary of his maid.

“The maid also claimed that her passport is with her previous employer. Meanwhile, we will let the investigations proceed,” said Hermono, who stated that the maid is without proper documents.

(Under the Malaysian laws, harbouring or hiring an illegal is also considered an offence.)

Earlier, he said that the maid who was allegedly abused by a politician is currently under the protection of the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur

"Yes, she is currently being given protection at the embassy,” said Hermono.

He was responding to the case of a 57-year-old woman from Central Java who was allegedly abused by her employer who is said to be a politician from a ruling party.

Meanwhile, in an immediate reply to The Star, the said politician claimed the allegation is slander and he added that he will be issuing a press statement on the matter soon.

When contacted, a police source familiar with the case confirmed that a report was lodged against the politician.

The source said investigations are ongoing and the suspect has yet to be arrested and added that the case is being investigated by the Ampang Jaya police.

A press statement is expected to be issued on Monday (Sept 4) by the Selangor police.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, who is also PKR secretary-general said he will leave it to the police to investigate the allegations of abuse.

"I will need to check and verify first if he is a member of PKR and if he is then surely the party has a process we need to carry out or take action," he said during a press conference at an event in Sepang on Monday (Sept 4).

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