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Indonesia’s news portal (Sindo News) recently reported that Jakarta is once again mulling a full stop to its nationals being sent to Malaysia as domestic workers following the recent death of Indonesian Adelina Lisao, 26, who was allegedly abused at her employer’s house in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Adelina Lisao (right) and her employer Ambika MA Shan (left)
Apart from being allegedly abused, Adelina Lisao was forced to slept OUTSIDE the house with a Rottweiler. Eventually she died.
Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim had then attempted to rescue the maid but alas she expired before anything could be done. A police report was lodged on her death and about the cruelty of her employer.
But last week, that employer, Ambika MA Shan, who was charged with murder, was reportedly granted a full acquittal by the High Court after the prosecution requested a discharge not amounting to an acquittal.
FMT reported (extracts): Steven Sim said today that the court decision was “as tragic as” Adelina’s death.
He said he had sought clarification from the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
“I read with disappointment and frustration the recent court decision. I have contacted the attorney-general to seek clarification. The AG has responded that he will personally investigate this matter to look into the next course of action.
“I trust the AG and the legal system will uphold justice,” he said in a statement today.
The court decision to free the employer was condemned by the women’s rights group Tenaganita. Its executive director, Glorene A Das, said yesterday that the court’s decision was shocking and the AGC must answer why there was no justice for Adelina, when there was apparently clear evidence.