KOTA KINABALU: A woman, who was filmed in a viral video that alleged she was having an affair, has lodged a police report against her husband for character assassination by spreading the recording.
The 44-year-old, who owns a business, went to the police on Wednesday (May 15) after the 2:45min video was distributed on social media.
In the video, she is confronted by her husband who allegedly catches her red-handed with another man in a car.
The husband locks his arms around her so that she is unable to move as he makes a scene, claiming that the other man in the car was having an affair with her.
The window on the driver’s side of the car appears to have been smashed.
Keningau police chief DSP Shahrudin Mat Husain confirmed receiving the report from the wife, but said no arrests had been made.
“No other parties have come forward and the case is being investigated under section 509 of the penal code, and section 233 of communications and multimedia act 1998,” he said, when contacted Thursday (May 16).
In the police report, it is stated that the complainant had on May 11 met with the other man for work purposes.
The woman was riding in the car with the man at around midnight when he wanted to stop along Jalan Perhutanan in Sook to go to the toilet. That was when they were confronted by a group of people in four vehicles.
She claimed the video was recorded by her stepson and said she learned from her colleagues the next day that the recording had gone viral on WhatsApp.
Later, she discovered it was also posted on Facebook on Wednesday (May 15).
She said the police report was made to clear her name from any claims of an affair since her husband had tarnished her image.
The woman said the report would also enable her to pursue further action from Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
The complainant also wished to pursue a summons in the native court against the husband and those involved during the incident.