Published: Wednesday January 30, 2013 MYT 9:39:00 PM
Man, daughters jailed for trafficking, abusing maid
KUALA LUMPUR: A salesman and his two daughters were found guilty by the Sessions Court for trafficking in a Cambodian housemaid, about two years ago here Wednesday.
Yeow Kim Bok, 54, and student Yeow Sheh Yan, 25, were sentenced to three years' jail each, while single mother of two, Yeow Sheh Li, 33, received a one- year imprisonment.
Judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain ruled that the defence had failed to dent the prosecution's case.
The trio committed the offence on Neak Ban, 25, at a house in Taman Sri Sinar Segambut, Sentul here at 1.30pm on Aug 3, 2011.
The judge further sentenced Yeow to six months' jail and fined him RM1,000 for voluntarily causing hurt to Neak by punching her and ramming the foreigner's face against a wall at the house at 9am on the same day.
He also meted out the same punishment to Sheh Yan for voluntarily causing hurt to Neak by punching, slapping and kicking her back at the house between 6pm on Aug 2 and 9am on Aug 3, that year.
Sheh Yan was sentenced to another three months' jail and fined RM3,000 for obstructing Insp M. Sathiyaseelan from carrying out his duties by kicking his leg at the same place at 1.30pm on Aug 3, 2011.
Meanwhile, Mona Ooi Jia Yi, 22, a student, was sentenced to three months jail for obstructing Lance Corporal Noor Diana Nasaruddin from handcuffing Sheh Yan at the same place and time.
Judge Ahmad Zamzani ordered the jail terms on Yeow and Sheh Yan to run concurrently, effective Wednesday.
However, the court allowed the application by counsel Saranjeet Kaur Sidhu, who was representing the four, for a stay of execution of their sentences, pending an appeal to the High Court. - Bernama