Malasia - Human trafficking and forced labour (2011)

In July, 63 women from Indonesia were rescued from the house of businessman Lee In Chiew, 49, in Perlis State. The women, none of whom had working permits or visas, were forced to work long hours cleaning houses, often without pay, for over two years. Three of the women escaped and called for help.

On 25 October, Malaysian police rescued eight women enslaved at a tearoom and a massage parlour in Kuala Lumpur. Initial information showed that the women were hired from Vietnam to work for a Vietnamese woman and her Malaysian husband. The women were promised good pay and working conditions, but the couple confiscated all their documents upon arrival in Malaysia and forced them to work without pay.

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