An Indonesian maid in Malaysia has died after falling from her employer’s 9th floor condominium while trying to escape via the balcony.
Antarakl.com reported on Friday that the incident took place on Thursday afternoon in Damansara, Selangor state.
The maid, named Sukini, was from Kalumpang, West Sulawesi. She had apparently long planned to flee her employer, who she claimed would often subject her to psychological abuse.
Yanti, a friend of Sukini, said the maid had several times discreetly dropped her tissues with pleas for help.
“Since two weeks ago, I got three messages written on tissues that she threw every time she passed in front of [my laundry] stall while accompanying her employer to buy nasi lemak [traditional Malaysian rice dish] in the morning,” Yanti said.
Sukini complained in the three messages of her difficulties, including that she was not allowed to communicate in any way with her family.
Recently Yanti said she received a fourth and final message, reading: “Sister, please save me. If you can’t help me, I will run away through the balcony.”
“After reading the fourth message, I reported it to a security guard,” Yanti said. “But she had not been rescued by the time we heard that she died.”
Petaling Jaya Police chief Asst. Comr. Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed the maid’s death.