How did maid abuser get light sentence, asks Suhakam

Noel Achariam

Suhakam chairman Razali Ismail has questioned the light sentence handed down to a woman who had severely abused her maid, saying it shows the lack of legal protection for migrant domestic workers in the country. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, March 20, 2018.

THE Malaysia Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) is perplexed as to how a woman was given a light sentence for abusing her domestic helper.

Suhakam chairman Razali Ismail said the commission was dissatisfied with the sessions court that has sentenced Rozita Mohd Ali to only be placed on a good behaviour bond for five years.

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  • A housewife once abused her Indonesian maid and she was sentenced to 20years prison. This was a case form not too long ago. Remember the Nirmala Bonat case?her employer Yim Pek Ha is in prison now. The same sentence should be applied to this Datin

    Posted 2 years ago by Red Cicak

  • She is no common Malaysian. She is a DATIN. Today - gangster and samseng and drug dealers, conman or Pimps can buy latukship. With latukship they and spouse have the license to bash up Maids, Security Guards or motorist that honked them on the road. When Magistrate look at Datin - surely pee in his/her pants and give a slap on the wrist plus an apology.

    Posted 2 years ago by Chris Ng