An Indonesian non-governmental organisation today condemned Malaysian authorities for lack of sensitivity in handling the rape case of an Indonesian restaurant worker allegedly by three police officers at the Prai police barracks.

NONEMigrant Care, representing various female workers, in a statement deplored the court granting bail of RM25,000 each for the three police officers charged with rape and performing oral sex.

"The granting of bail shows the lack of seriousness by Malaysian authorities to act on crimes committed by persons who should have upheld the law.

"It also proves that the diplomatic Memorandum of Protest delivered by the Indonesian ambassador to Kuala Lumpur as well the protest note by the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry do not have the desired effect," it said in the statement.

Recall Indonesian ambassador

Migrant Care called on the Indonesian government to embark on a more assertive role.

"This includes recalling its Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia and asking the Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia to leave the republic.

"Furthermore, it urges Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to openly protest Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's handling of the rape cases against Indonesian migrant domestic workers at the upcoming Asean Summit," it said.

The two-day Asean Summit will be held in Cambodia next Thursday and it will be attended by US President Barack Obama.

Yesterday, it was reported that the three accused Nik Sin Mat Lazim, 33, Syahiran Romly, 21, and Remmy Anak Dana, 25, were charged at the Butterworth Sessions Court with raping and had her perform unnatural sex.

They were charged under Section 376 and 377C of the Penal Code with each carrying  a maximum 20 years' jail term and whipping if convicted.

It was also reported that DPPs Suhaimi Ibrahim and Nurashikin Mokhtar had objected to the request for bail.