A 23-YEAR-OLD Indonesian maid was charged on Thursday with attempting to murder her employer, national Bernama news agency said.
Hanni Seo allegedly attacked Phang Kian Huang while she was taking a nap in her house in northern Penang state, Bernama said.
Mrs Phang, 42, suffered a fractured skull and needed some 100 stitches following the attack, it said.
Hanni pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, which is punishable by up to 20 years in jail, the report said. No further details were available.
Court officials and lawyers could not be immediately reached for comment.
More than 300,000 Indonesian women are employed as housemaids in Malaysia. Many of them complain of ill-treatment by their employers, including overwork, verbal abuse and sometimes physical punishment.
But it is rare for an employer to be the victim.