Web marketing recruits sexually assaulted and filmed nude

Web marketing recruits sexually assaulted and filmed nude
Nikkie Tan and Brenda Tan are being sought after by the police.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Barely a month into her new job, a 28-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted after her employer accused her of stealing RM18,000 (S$6,132).

Lee claimed she was also forced to strip naked together with her colleague. She alleged that her employer, who runs a gambling website, then took a nude video of them.

Lee said she applied for the job together with her colleague Tan, 24.

She had come across a job advertisement for web marketing administrations via a newspaper in April.

Lee and Tan went for the interview on April 21 and was told by the employer that he ran a gambling website.

"We both started work and were given a monthly salary of RM2,400 each," she said during a press conference yesterday, accompanied by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong.

The employer also provided accommodation for Lee and Tan in an apartment in Kepong, where they also had to work to operate the website.

Lee said that on May 7 she called her employer to ask him to deposit cash into the company account so as to pay the winners.

At about 3am on May 8, her employer came to the apartment with his wife and several other men before accusing her, Tan and another colleague of stealing RM18,000.

"We explained there was no such thing as all the transactions were made online.

"But he refused to listen and got angry," she said.

Lee claimed the employer and the men then started hitting them with an insecticide aerosol can and also used a taser gun on them.

She said they were then forced to strip naked before a nude video of them was taken.

The trauma, she claimed, did not end there. Lee was then blindfolded and taken by several of the men to another room where she was tied-up before she felt "something being shoved into my private parts".

She said they were only released at night after they were forced to admit that they had taken the money and would return the amount in a year.

The employer also took their handphones and forced them to transfer RM1,000 that was in their bank accounts.

Lee said the employer threatened them against lodging a police report or he would kill them before looking to do the same with their families.

She lodged a police report anyway, together with Tan, at the Kepong police station.

Chong said that if there were other similar victims, they should not be afraid to come forward and lodge police reports.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said police were investigating the matter.

ACP Munusamy said police were looking for a man and a woman, Nikkie Tan and Brenda Tan, to assist in investigations.

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