Test for maid accused of killing employer

Test for maid accused of killing employer

KOTA BARU: The High Court has ordered an Indonesian maid, accused of murdering her employer in 2010, to be sent to the Universiti Sains Malaysia bone data unit in Kubang Kerian to confirm her age at the time of the alleged incident.

Justice Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim also ordered teenager Wilfrida Soik, allegedly a victim of human trafficking, to undergo psychiatric observation by an authority to be appointed by the defence.

Wilfrida, 23, is accused of murdering Yeap Sook Pen at Kampung Lubuk Tapah, Pasir Mas, at between 11am and 12.30pm on Dec 7, 2010.

She was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code that carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The full gallery in the courtroom included Indonesian presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto, who claimed Wilfrida was abducted by human traffickers and brought to Malaysia to work as a maid when she was still underage.

Prabowo, from the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) is vying to be a candidate for the presidency next year.

Others in the courtroom included the girl's parents, Rikardus Mau and Maria Kolo, Indonesian lawmakers, Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia Herman Prayitno and the Indonesian press corps.

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