30 July 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Perak police will investigate a Facebook page that claimed a forensic report in relation to an ongoing rape case involving a state executive councillor has gone missing.
In a statement today, Perak police chief Datuk Razarudin Husain said it has lodged a report against the page called “1 Malaysia Tolak DAP’ page”, after it cited an alleged quote by an MCA women’s wing leader.
“An investigation paper has been opened and the case will be probed under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, and Section 500 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement.
Section 233 handles “improper use of network facilities or network service”, while Section 500 deals with defamation.
Razarudin said the forensic report has not yet been submitted by the Chemical Department and the hospital.
“The irresponsible statement made by the owner of the 1 Malaysia Tolak DAP page is defamatory, and can challenge the professionalism of the Royal Malaysia Police, which has carried out the investigations transparently and meticulously,” he added.
He also advised the public against making speculations and baseless accusations which could affect police investigation into the case.
Perak cops have lodged a police report over a statement by MCA Wanita chief Heng Seai Kie (above) alleging that police had lost the forensic report for the rape investigation against state exco Paul Yong.
Heng’s statement was posted on the “1Malaysia Tolak DAP” Facebook page with the comment: “How did it go missing? Were there hidden hands that ordered for the report to be made to disappear?”
Perak police chief Razarudin Husain, however, said cops were still waiting for the forensic report from the Chemistry Department.
“The report has not gone missing,” he told journalists through WhatsApp.
Razarudin, in a statement earlier, said the allegation against police would be investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 and Section 500 of the Penal Code.
Section 233 of the CMA 1998 concerns the misuse of network facilities which carries a punishment of up to a year’s imprisonment or an up to RM50,000 fine or both while Section 500 of the Penal Code concerns criminal defamation which carries a punishment of up to two years imprisonment or a fine or both.
“The irresponsible statement uploaded by the owner of the ‘1Malaysia Tolak DAP’ Facebook page is libel which challenges the integrity of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) which is investigating the matter in a transparent and thorough manner.
“The PDRM would like to advise all quarters not to make irresponsible statements or speculations that can affect police investigations as well as the transparent, fairness and good name of the PDRM, particularly Perak PDRM,” he said.
Heng, in her statement, had singled out Razarudin and called for action over what she claimed was “negligence” in the case.
When asked for clarification, Razarudin confirmed that Heng would be summoned by the police for questioning.
Yong is accused of sexually assaulting his Indonesian domestic worker. The Tronoh assemblyperson has denied the rape allegation.
“I hereby unequivocally and categorically deny the allegation. I reiterate that I have never raped or sexually assaulted her,” he had said.
Yong presented himself at the Jelapang police station on July 9 to facilitate investigations and was briefly detained by cops. He was subsequently released on police bail.
Yong has continued to clock into office as the Perak exco in charge of housing, local government, public transport, non-Muslims affairs and new villages but Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said his decision-making role has been limited pending the completion of police investigations.
The case has also attracted attention from the Indonesian embassy.
‘Be transparent in handling Yong’s alleged rape case’
Monday, 22 Jul 2019
IPOH: Wanita MCA has urged the police to be transparent in handling the alleged rape case involving Perak exco member Paul Yong.
Its chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie said the police must ensure there was no cover-up in the investigation.
“It’s about having integrity and credibility.
“The police need to not only convince the people here but also the Indonesians.
“We do not want our country’s diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to be jeopardised and it would also affect our image at the international level,” she added.
Heng, who is also Perak Wanita MCA chairman, said there were so many question marks about the matter and hoped that the police could clarify everything to put an end to speculations.
She also urged the Perak Mentri Besar to exercise his power to suspend Yong until the case was fully settled.
“The Mentri Besar had hinted to him to take leave but regretfully the advice was not taken seriously and respected.
“It is worrying because he could still freely go to his office. We are worried there might be an abuse of power due to his position,” she said.
Heng also said MCA Legal Advisory and Women’s Aid Centre (Lawa) was prepared to assist the maid pending the result of the police investigation.
Dr Mah in his speech said the time spent on infighting in PKR could have been used to help the people and govern the country better.
“Do they know how to govern a country? Or is it because they don’t want to do it or they just don’t care,” he added.
Dr Mah, who is also Perak MCA chairman, said Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the 14th General Election was bound to happen eventually as a change in government was a global phenomenon that was not exclusive to Malaysia.
“If not GE14, it could happen one day whether it’s GE15 or GE16. We just have to look at the political scenarios in other countries like Taiwan, Indonesia and India.
“In the current political landscape, I don’t think we need to wait another 60 years to change a government. It can be quicker.
“It’s also not necessarily a bad thing to lose, so the people can judge and compare,” he added.
Wanita MCA demands fair, single investigation into rape allegation against Perak exco
Heng said the allegation was serious and called for the police to investigate without fear or favour. ― Picture by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — MCA Wanita chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie warned today against any interference in the police investigation into an Indonesian domestic worker’s report alleging she was raped by her employer, a Perak executive councillor.
She said the allegation was serious and called for the police to investigate without fear or favour.
“More importantly, let there not be any political interference from any side that could cloud the issue or delay the investigation.
“When faced with the law, everyone should be treated equally and no one is above the law,” she said.
She said as the accuser was an Indonesian national, the case must be handled with more care to avoid hurting ties between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Heng pointed out that previous cases involving the abuse of Indonesian domestic workers have already caused tension between the two nations.
“I hope the investigation will be completed soon and truth comes out as soon as possible,” she said.