London Slavery: Malaysian victim may be magazine editor's aunt

London Slavery: Malaysian victim may be magazine editor's aunt

PETALING JAYA - More family members have come forward to share information following reports that identified the Malaysian woman held as a slave in Lambart for 30 years as Aishah Mautum.

In a report on Astro Awani, the channel's magazine editor Zan Azlee Zainal Abidin was identified as a relative to the alleged victim.

In the interview on Tuesday, Zan said that no one in the family expected the rescued 67-year-old Malaysian woman could have been his mother's cousin, who disappeared more than 30 years ago.

He said that, the story was Aishah was one well known among the family but the thought that the rescued victim could have been her never crossed their minds.

He added that when Aishah was in London, many of his relatives including his grandfather and granduncle went there to persuade Aishah to return but she refused.

He indicated that the last contact the family had with her was in the 1980s, after which all contact was severed.

Zan, who admitted that none of his family members were politically inclined, said that Aishah's involvement in politics was a shock to the family.

According to Zan, the feeling of the family at this point is mixed especially considering the possibility of the rescued woman not being Aishah.

He told The Star Online that the family can't be 100 per cent sure as it would be very devastating if the rescued woman turns out to be someone else.

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