A maid was slapped so hard that her tooth broke. The female employer reportedly lashed out after the maid could not find certain clothing for her child, reported Sinar Harian.
Police said the 40-year-old maid was slapped several times at a house in Bandar Botanic, Klang, at about 6pm on Sunday.
The maid was so shocked by the assault that it took her a while to recover and lodge a police report, said South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Kamarul Zaman Mamat.
Her boss was later detained by the police.
"The victim was also injured in her ears," said ACP Kamarul, adding that the maid was treated at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital.
He said the maid has been working for the woman for about two years and the police were investigating if this was the first time she was assaulted.