Saturday August 11, 2012
Captorís wife to the rescue
Other News & Views
Compiled by REGINA LEE, NG SI HOOI and A.RAMAN
AN Indonesian woman's harrowing ordeal as a sex slave came to an end through an unlikely rescuer her captor's wife.
The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was working in the east coast when she met the man in his 30s. He claimed to be an agent who could secure travel documents for her to return home.
She followed him to Kuala Lumpur, and he put her up in a condominium in Kepong and told her to stay with his male friend.
However, the victim did not receive her documents and flight tickets after a week there.
Quoting an unnamed source, Harian Metro reported she was not allowed to leave the condominium for two months and was forced to have sex with the captor and his friends until she became pregnant.
Early on Thursday morning, the victim started bleeding heavily, and his male friend sent an SMS to the captor.
The SMS was, however, read by the man's wife, who then rushed to the apartment. Her husband came to the apartment, too, and locked everyone inside.
But his wife managed to call the police who came to their rescue.
City CID director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said police were investigating the case under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.
> Civil servants have been caught playing hooky during Ramadan and were spotted shopping during working hours.
Berita Harian said Public Service Department officers spotted government workers visiting Ramadan bazaars and shopping malls near their offices when they should be working.
The department officers conducted checks after receiving complaints.
In a letter, PSD deputy director-general in charge of development Datuk Farida Ali told department heads that they should keep their staff in check.
She also said their staff should inform them first if they wanted to leave the office early to attend to personal matters.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.