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Tuesday, October 30, 2018


GEORGE TOWN: A police report was recently filed in Perlis against a senior politician who is said to be a former minister, accusing him of sexually molesting a teenager.
But the report, lodged by a 15-year-old girl at the Kangar police station on Oct 20, has since been retracted, said state police chief Noor Mushar Mohd.
Noor Mushar also declined to reveal details of the report.
“There is such a report but the complainant has retracted the said report. We cannot proceed with a molest case,” he said.
“Why is the said MP yet to be arrested?” he said on Twitter, tagging Women, Family and Community Development Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her deputy Hannah Yeoh.
Sanjeevan also included a pixelated picture of the alleged victim.
Attempts by FMT to get a copy of the report were in vain. FREE MALAYSIA TODAY

Don’t accuse if you don’t know police procedures, Sanjeevan told

KANGAR: Malaysian Crime Watch (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R Sri Sanjeevan has been reminded not to blindly point fingers at the police with regard to his claim that there are parties attempting to cover up an alleged case of molest involving a politician and a 15-year-old girl in Perlis.
State chief of police Senior Assistant Commissioner Noor Mushar Mohd said Sanjeevan is not aware of the procedures carried out by the force.
“The complainant retracted the report on the same day it was made, last week.
“Despite the retraction, police carried out investigation and some individuals were called in to have their statements recorded.
“In fact the police are awaiting advice from the deputy public prosecutor on whether or not this case can proceed for prosecution,” he said when contacted today.
Noor Mushar advised Sanjeevan not to interfere in this matter as he could be charged with obstructing a police investigation.
“We are not protecting anyone, even if the accused is from the upper class.
“It is best for him (Sanjeevan) to not interfere with police matters because the allegation he is making appears to show that he is unaware of police procedures,” he said.
Speaking to NSTP earlier, Sanjeevan alleged that there are quarters attempting to cover up the alleged molest case.
He claimed that the politician had threatened the girl that unless she retracted her police report on the incident, there would be grave repercussions against her and her family.
Sanjeevan when contacted last night, claimed the girl was molested by the politician in a car on Oct 20, further alleging that police have yet to act on the incident.
Asked on how he came to know of the incident, Sanjeevan said the information was gleaned by another individual who subsequently passed it on to him.
MyWatch, he said, had sent a representative to meet with the girl and her family to seek more information but have yet to meet with success.
Sanjeevan, who also related the incident on Twitter, had voiced his puzzlement as to why the politician has yet to be arrested despite a police report having been made.
He expressed hope that no one was trying to cover up the incident just because the person is a politician.
KW: Sanjeevan, MyWatch, police, Perlis, Noor Mushar Mohd – NST

LFL: Arrest ex-minister if there is basis to teen’s sexual assault report

The police must arrest the former minister if there is a basis to a teenager’s allegation of sexual assault, according to Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) executive director Latheefa Koya.
She said the 15-year-old student’s decision to retract her police report was a matter of grave concern and alarm.
Latheefa was responding to Perlis police chief Noor Mushar Mohd, who said the teenager withdrew her report a day after lodging it last week.
“What is highly suspicious and strange is that Noor Mushar claimed the complainant has apparently retracted the report.
“This is baffling as a police report lodged on a crime can never be retracted. It must be investigated. Which part of the law or procedure is the police chief referring to?” she asked in a statement.
Latheefa said if the teenager filed the report without basis, then it must be determined what compelled her to make such a serious allegation.
“On the other hand, if there is a basis for such a report irrespective of whether it is retracted, then why is the perpetrator or suspect still free? Police must proceed urgently to secure the evidence, including arresting the suspect named by the girl.
“Clearly this matter involving sexual assault upon a child is of grave public interest, it is made more serious as it is said to involve a prominent politician,” she added.
Latheefa urged the police to act transparently and professionally instead of threatening MyWatch chairperson R Sanjeevan for alleging there could be a cover-up.
“This latest incident gives the impression there seems to be a serious lack of political will to save young girls from being sexually abused, harassed or even groomed.
Earlier, Noor Mushar told Malaysiakini that a team from Bukit Aman’s sexual offences department would record the former minister’s statement in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.
He said the police are still investigating the matter despite the teenager having retracted her report.
Malaysiakini is attempting to contact the former minister, who is also an Umno lawmaker, for comment.

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