Woman harassed by SMS from hubby's girlfriend


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Jan 2003

BY BEH YUEN HUI

KUALA LUMPUR: A 30-year-old housewife has been suffering from stress and fatigue because of endless harassment by her husband’s girlfriend via the short message service (SMS) over the past one year. 

The woman from Cheras, who only wanted to be known as K.F. Yap, said she started receiving the messages when she moved back to her husband’s house early last year after being separated from him for about a year. 

She claimed that the 25-year-old girlfriend, an accounts executive, had been sending her messages which contained vulgar words and abusive language. 

“When I told my husband about it, he asked me to change my cellular phone number or switch off the phone but I have no intention of doing so,” she said at a press conference yesterday. 

She had sought assistance from MCA Public Service and Complaints Department head Michael Chong, who later helped her to lodge a police report. 

According to Yap, she married her husband, a 35-year-old used-car dealer, in 1995 and they have a seven-year-old daughter. 

She said her husband met the woman, who was his former colleague, three years ago. 

“When I heard about her, I confronted my husband and demanded a divorce. He admitted to having an affair but refused to divorce me, saying I am his only wife. 

“Then I went to see the woman, asking her to leave my husband, but she also refused,” she said. 

Noting that she was very depressed then, Yap said she found a job as a sales promoter and moved away in March 2001, leaving her daughter with her mother-in-law. 

However, she returned home last year on learning that her daughter was sick, which was when the harassment started. 

Yap said she was highlighting the matter in the press in the hope that it would bring an end to the unpleasant SMS messages.  

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