Indian teachers to return home, employers say sorry
Two Indian dance teachers, who were abused by their Malaysian employers for three years, have decided to return home.Updated: Jan 08, 2008 11:33 IST
Two Indian dance teachers, who were abused by their Malaysian employers for three years, have decided to return home without taking any action against the couple who has admitted to treating them cruelly.
The Malaysian couple, who ran a music and dance school in Klang, apologised to S. Rajendra and M. Sangeetha, both 27, and offered 5,700 ringgit (about Rs 53,000 rupees) to each of them, MIC Youth's Welfare Bureau chief T. Mohan said
The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a component of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, helped to arrange a meeting between the women and their employers on Sunday night to resolve the issue.
The couple admitted they had slammed the two women's heads against a wall, resulting in permanent scars, New Straits Times reported today.
The two women will leave for home on Wednesday. "Since our arrival here, we have only known fear, humiliation and tears," said Sangeetha.
Mohan said during the "emotional" meeting, after apologising to the women, the couple offered 5,700 ringgit to each of them. "After some deliberation and consultation with Mohan, we were told to take it for all the troubles and pain we endured," the paper quoted Rajendra as saying.
She said they would not take any further action against their employers. "All we want to do is go back to India. We don't want revenge. We just hope this thing won't happen to others," she said.
Both Mohan and the women declined to reveal the identity of the abusive couple.