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Wrongfully jailed and whipped, documented migrant seeks justice

Wrongfully charged, sentenced to jail and lashed with five strokes of the cane in a single session, Sabri Umar, an Indonesian migrant worker with valid documentation, will seek justice even though he is terrified of being re-arrested.

Bracing himself, Sabri told Malaysiakini he would leave the claim amounts to the lawyers but was considering suits against: “My former employer Fu Yee Corporation, Tawau Prison and the Tawau Police Department.”

The 31-year-old from South Sulawesi, who had been...

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