Holes emerge in Thai masseuse's rape claim against Immigration officer

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

MALACCA: Holes have emerged in the police report of a 32-year-old Thai masseuse who claimed that an Immigration Department officer raped her at the Machap Umboo detention centre in Alor Gajah.

It is learnt that investigation officers are probing every angle after the masseuse provided conflicting details on Wednesday night.

Her 28-year-old sister from Taman Permai, Seremban only lodged a police report at the Melaka Tengah station on March 21 at 12.50pm although the incident allegedly occurred on March 9.

Malacca CID chief Senior Asst Comm Kamaluddin Kassim said the ongoing investigation would cover all possible angles to be fair to all parties.

He said it was premature for him to say if the report was lodged in bad faith and aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the immigration officer.

Malacca United Anti-Crime Association chairman Saravana Theertha said a medical report based on an examination of the masseuse would determine if she had been raped.

"We will lodge a police report on behalf of the Immigration Department if it turns out to be a false report," he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said that the law must be allowed to take it is course and that no one should be denied their rights.

"A comprehensive probe must be carried out and the proper action must be taken if there has been any wrongdoing.

Legal action must also be taken if any attempt was made to tarnish the Immigration Department," he said after chairing the weekly Exco meeting.

Lodging a false police report is an offence under Section 182 of the Penal Code.

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