Identity of Malaysian saved from alleged slavery revealed

A group picture taken with her which appeared in a magazine.

KUALA LUMPUR - Bukit Aman has confirmed that the Malaysian wo­­man who was saved from alleged slavery in Lambeth, London, recently is Siti Aishah Abdul Wahab.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Siti Aishah was a student activist and leftist in the 1970s.

"She was wanted by the police due to her involvement in communist activities at the time.

"She fled to London and continued her extremist ways there," he told a press conference at Bukit Aman yesterday.

Khalid, added that he would seek a full report from the British police before proceeding with the case, though he ruled out the possibility of arresting the woman.

"I feel there is no need to detain her... it would just be a waste of time.

"She was a Malaysian citizen but she went to London in the 1970s ... we will find out more from our British counterparts," he said.

Siti Aishah is one of three women believed to be have been held for more than three decades by a cult-like Maoist sect led by Indian national Aravindan Balakrishnan and his partner Chanda Pattni, a Tanzanian national of Indian descent. Both are 73.