Wednesday 24 January 2018

'Slave' writes to her family in Malaysia

Kamar Mautum (R), sister of Siti Aishah Abdul Wahab, hugs a family member after arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Aiport December 1, 2013
Kamar Mautum (R), sister of Siti Aishah Abdul Wahab, hugs a family member after arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Aiport December 1, 2013

An alleged slave who is thought to have been held captive for 30 years has given her sister a letter to take to her family following their reunion.

Aishah Wahab (69) is alleged to have been held by the leaders of a Communist collective for 30 years having cut herself off from her family and friends.

Her sister, Kamar Mahtum, a retired teacher, said she hoped to reunite with her family.

"In the note she said she was happy she had met me and she misses the people in Malaysia and that she might be coming home in the near future but she told me it would be after one year because of the investigation.

"It was addressed to all the relatives in Jelebu and said, 'I love you'.

"She put the date on it, the 28th, as proof," she said.

Irish Independent

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