Monday December 31, 2012
Runaway Indonesian maid found in dog shelter
Compiled by NG SI HOOI and A. RAMAN
A 30-year-old Indonesian maid was forced to sleep in a dog shelter in Kuala Lumpur after running away from her employer, China Press reported.
She claimed that her Indonesian boss had scolded and tortured her since she started work a month ago.
The maid said she followed her employer, who hails from the same village, to Malaysia after the latter promised to hire her for RM400 a month.
“But since I moved here, my employer keep humiliating and throwing food at me. She also has not paid me after I worked for her for a month,” she said, adding that she ran away on Christmas Day.
The maid said she wandered for two days before finding the dog shelter near a temple in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Nearby villagers, who learnt about her plight, alerted the relevant authorities. She will be brought to the Indonesian embassy today.
> Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that many dogs reared by villagers in Dongguan, Guangdong, in China were stolen by thieves who sold them to restaurants.
Dog meat is in high demand due to the cold weather in Guangdong.
It reported that thieves took only about 10 seconds to catch a dog.
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