Lawyer seeks to clear family of remaining charges in domestic worker death


The defence lawyer who secured the acquittal of Ambika MA Shanmugam, 69, in the 2019 murder trial of Indonesian domestic worker Adelina Lisao, will submit a representation to have her daughter, too, cleared of charges under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

Lawyer Anbananthan Yathiraju told Malaysiakini that Ambika’s daughter, Jayavartiny Ramalue, 37, was given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) for charges under Section 55B of the act which criminalised the employment of undocumented migrant workers.

However, Anbananthan who submitted a representation to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) in 2019 said he…



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