JOHOR BARU: Johor police have shot down a viral video claiming that a Malaysian woman has been unable to return to Malaysia because her passport and documents have been altered.
In the seven-minute and 38-second video clip that was uploaded to YouTube on May 9, the woman, who calls herself “Lily”, also claimed that she had been beaten up by police in Johor, and was now a refugee passport holder staying in a European country.
In the video uploaded to the “Polaris Northern Star” YouTube channel, she is accompanied by an unnamed man who says he is from Vancouver, Canada, and her protector.
The couple make an appeal to the new Government, post-GE14, and to new Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to help Lily return to Malaysia.
The man also claims police had threatened to murder the both of them in an incident years ago.
The Star Online made repeated attempts to contact the couple when the video was first uploaded, but to no avail.
In another video uploaded to a different YouTube channel, the man identifies himself as Lily’s husband, and claims that many Chinese and Christians were being murdered in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Johor state police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the allegations were untrue.
“Checks reveal that the woman left the country on Feb 18, 2011 using her passport.
“Further investigations showed that in 2014, she renewed her passport at the Malaysian embassy in London. Her passport will expire in 2019,” he told a press conference on Tuesday (May 15).
Comm Mohd Khalil added that the woman was not assaulted by police as claimed but had actually been beaten up by her family members.
“The incident occurred in 2011 when an investigation paper under Sections 323 and 506 of the Penal Code was opened,” he said.
He added since 2011, the woman has been dealing with problems with her family, and that a total of eight police reports had been lodged about the matter.
“Three of the reports were lodged by the woman herself while the rest were lodged by her father,” he said.