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Published: Wednesday May 22, 2013 MYT 11:30:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday August 7, 2013 MYT 11:39:16 AM

A-G to proceed with case against Riduan Masmud over rape of girl

PUTRAJAYA: Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail has vowed to press on with the statutory rape charges against restaurant owner Riduan Masmud amid an initial move by the prosecution to drop the case following Riduan's "marriage" to the 13-year-old victim.

He said he had also asked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the claim by the girl's father that Riduan paid him RM5,000 as compensation, which was handed down by the state's "Mahkamah Adat".

Gani said they were collecting more evidence, including the DNA report.

"We have never dropped the charge against him.

"I have directed my officers to gather more evidence and we will proceed with the case," he told reporters here on Wednesday.

Riduan's case shocked the nation after he was charged with statutory rape of the girl and later declaring that he had married her.

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Tags / Keywords: A-G to Proceed With Case, Riduan Masmud, Rape of Girl

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