LGE: Any action in Paul Yong rape allegation to be taken after police probe


KUALA LUMPUR: Action can only be taken against DAP assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong, the state executive councillor, accused of raping his Indonesian maid, after the completion of police investigation, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

He said he had discussed the matter with the Perak Mentri Besar and ordered the state DAP to prepare a report for him.

"Either at the state or the party leadership level will we await the outcome of the police probe.

"Let us wait before making any decision based on the police probe," he told reporters at the parliament lobby.

In a statement, Yong – the State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman – unequivocally and categorically denied the "unfounded allegations" made against him.

“I reiterate my stand that I have never raped or sexually assaulted her.

“While I maintain my total innocence, I have given my full cooperation to the police and brought witnesses to assist the authorities in their investigations to prove that the allegations made against me are false,” he said.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain reportedly said the police had recorded statements from Yong and the 23-year-old woman.

He said the police received a report from the woman on Monday (July 8) stating that her employer, who is also an exco member, had allegedly raped her at his house in Meru.

“The police recorded her statement and sent her to a hospital for a medical check-up,” he said in a statement.

Based on the preliminary evidence of the investigation, the police had classified the case under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape, he added.

Comm Razarudin said forensic investigation was also carried out at the scene of the alleged incident and police had collected evidence for analysis.

He said statements from several witnesses were also recorded, including from the family members of the executive councillor.

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