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"Sadistic" Malaysian employer Yim Pek Ha sentenced to 18-years jail for abusing maid: Released on bail

"Sadistic" Malaysian employer Yim Pek Ha sentenced to 18-years jail for abusing maid: Released on bail

In August 2007 I wrote Death of maid in Malaysia highlights endemic foreign worker abuse which chronicled the widespread abuse of domestic foreign workers (commonly referred to as maids) by…

Death of maid in Malaysia highlights endemic foreign worker abuse

Death of maid in Malaysia highlights endemic foreign worker abuse

The torture-murder of a 24-year-old Indonesian maid in her employers house in Malaysia last week is just the tip of the iceberg of a litany of human rights abuses foreign…

Foreigners caned most in Malaysia

Foreigners caned most in Malaysia

When video of a drug trafficker being caned (rotaned) in Malaysia was leaked onto the Internet last week it resulted in headlines and still images from the video appearing in…

Visit Malaysia 2007 … why bother?

Visit Malaysia 2007 … why bother?

To celebrate 50 years of independence the Malaysian Government is spending RM 149 million (US$ 12 million) on it’s third “Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) promotion in the hopes of attracting…