Taipei, May 11: The owner of Taiwanese garment factory has been arrested for forcing three Muslim women workers from Indonesia to eat pork, officials said.
"The employer had threatened to deduct the salary of the three women if they refused to eat the meals that they offered to the local employees," prosecution spokesman Cheng Hsin-hung at the Panchiao District Court, said.
The prosecutors are appealing for a minimum eight months imprisonment for Chang Wen-lin, the owner of Hsin Hua Hang company.
The legal document of Wen-lin said that she had forced the complainant to eat pork because she thought that it would provide them energy.
The incident came to light when the three women filed a complaint before the Taipei county that they were overworked and had not been paid for around eight months.