LAST_UPDATEFri, 25 May 2018 10pm

Woman Charged With Harbouring Three Indonesian Women

PETALING JAYA: A woman who operates an unlicensed maid agency was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with harbouring three Indonesian women.

Chung Mei Yee, 41, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges after they were read out before Magistrate Salamiah Salleh.

She was charged with harbouring Wiwin Sudariyanti, Kiki Nurapi and Siti Aminah, whose social visit pass to Malaysia had expired, at No 19, Jalan BU 11/1A, Damansara, here at 6.30 pm on Dec 16 last year.

The three women had entered the country using a social visit pass to work as cleaners.

Chung was charged under Section 56(1)(d) of the Immigration Act which provides a fine of up to RM50,000 for each person harboured, or imprisonment for up to five years, or whipping of not less than six times, if found guilty.

Deputy public prosecutor Khairul Aisamuddin Abd Rahman, who prosecuted, offered bail of RM10,000 on each count with one surety.

However, Chung, represented by lawyer Muhammad Hafiz Hood, asked for a lower bail and she was supporting her elderly parents.

The court set bail at RM5,000 in one surety for all charges and fixed Feb 17 for mention.