This 62-Year-Old Maid's Employer In Setapak Beat Her Up So Much She Lost Her Hearing

She suffered bruises on her face and other parts of her body.

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A week ago, on 4 April, a 62-year-old Indonesian maid ran away from her employer after suffering constant abuse

According to a report in NST Online, while escaping, the elderly maid had to climb over the home's two-metre high wall before she could ask for help from the public.

On the day she escaped, her employer was reportedly beating her up with a piece of wood and had even caned the 62-year-old, who suffered bruises and wounds.

She alleges that the employer had threatened her with a sharp weapon.

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Prior to her escape, the maid, Siti Hajar Mohd Yatim, was beaten until she lost her hearing and was unable to walk. The assault took place at a house in Setapak in March.

Siti says that she was mistreated from day one she starting working for her employer, who is in his 50s and owns a workshop.

According to Siti, the man would curse and spit on her whenever he was unhappy.

"The employer will go berserk if his son complained that I did wrong or accused me of stealing money. Without checking, I would be beaten without mercy.

"In addition, my employer kept my mobile phone, identity card and bank cards to prevent me from leaving or contacting my family," NST Online quoted Siti as saying.

Siti, who has been warded in Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a week, got the job on a monthly salary of RM900

"When I first met my employer, he did not give me the impression that he is short-tempered. But on the first day of work, he punched me in my face just because he was unhappy over some things. He also accused me of stealing food," she said, adding that her time while working at the residence in Setapak was harrowing.

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She has now lodged a report at the Setapak police station

Wangsa Maju District Police Chief, Superintendent Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif, while confirming the case, said that further investigations on the incident were underway.

"The evidence from the victim has not been taken since the victim is absent (to the police station). Siti is currently under the care of a charity organisation.

"To date, no arrest has been made, but efforts to track the men are actively involved in assisting the investigation under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt using the deliberate use of weapons," Suhaimi was quoted as saying by Harian Metro.

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Recently, there have been other cases of maid abuse in Malaysia where their employers were jailed: