Politician denies abusing domestic worker, calls accusations “strange, disgusting, irrational”

A FORMER PKR Youth leader has denied accusations that he abused his domestic worker, saying that the accusations were aimed at tarnishing his name, his family and his future.

Calling the accusations “strange, disgusting and irrational”, Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah said he and his family have cooperated with the police by giving statements and providing CCTV recordings that would refute these allegations.

“She has defamed me by saying that I cruelly injured her and treated her horrendously. These are ill-intended accusations that were made by my domestic helper towards me,” the former Ampang PKR Youth chief said in the statement.

“We have provided proof of how we have taken care of her health to show that we have always treated all our domestic helpers well.”

Earlier today, Malaysiakini reported that a former PKR division Youth chief had been accused of abusing his Indonesian domestic worker, including one instance when he ordered her to strip before scalding her with hot water for not leaving the front gate open.

The domestic worker, who lodged a report with the Ampang Jaya police, also alleged that she had not been paid RM78,000 in unpaid wages, which she plans to claim.

Adam claimed that he had several maids and that the bruises shown in pictures published by Malaysiakini were a result of a fight between the alleged victim and the other domestic workers.

He further alleged that he had once broken up a fight between the domestic workers which involved knives, adding that he had video recordings to prove their hostility.

“Between 2018 and 2019, a few of my maids had run away, but she was there at that time,” he said, questioning why the maid had not also “escaped” if her allegations were true.

“I’ll leave it to the police to investigate,” he added.

Meanwhile, Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Hermono said Adam has been blacklisted from entering Indonesia.

“Yes, the politician has been placed on the blacklist. The politician should also show evidence that he applied for her permit and paid the salary of his maid,” Hermono was quoted as saying by The Star when contacted.

“The maid also claimed that her passport is with her previous employer.”

According to Hermono, the domestic worker is still in Malaysia and under the protection of the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur which has appointed a lawyer to represent her as his country’s Immigration authorities have no record of her passport.

“Which means she could not have had a work permit from the Malaysian authorities,” he was quoted as saying.

It is also an offence in Malaysia to hire or harbour an undocumented migrant worker.

For the record, this is not Adam’s first run-in with the law. In 2021, he was sentenced to six months’ jail and fined RM30,000 after the Sessions Court found him guilty of six charges of giving false statements and submitting fake documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) during an investigation in 2017 into claims about his extraordinary wealth. – Sept 5, 2023


Main pic credit: Bernama

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