Perak police chief: Paul Yong's rape case was thoroughly investigated

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  • Friday, 23 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: The police have covered all angles and thoroughly investigated the rape case involving Perak executive council member Paul Yong, says Comm Datuk Razarudin Hussain.

The Perak police chief said his men had investigated the case with utmost professionalism to ensure that the rule of law was upheld.

"We have been meticulous in investigating the case from day one. We have considered every angle thoroughly and investigated the matter without fear or favour," he said.

He added that the investigation papers were returned a few times by the Attorney General's Chambers to ensure an "air-tight" investigation was conducted.

"The investigation papers were reviewed by the public prosecutor's office at the state level as well as the AG's Chambers at the federal level.

"Each time it was returned, we were required to further build our case and ensure that nothing was overlooked," Comm Razarudin said on Friday (Aug 23).

Asked about the police report lodged by Perak state speaker Ngeh Koo Ham, who claimed a man received RM100,000 for his role in lodging a rape report against the state executive councillor, Comm Razarudin said police were investigating the matter.

"The report was lodged on Thursday (Aug 22) and we will get to the bottom of it.

"If it was reported sooner, we would have surely taken action earlier," he said.

Investigation into the police report would separate from Yong's ongoing rape case, he added.

Ngeh's report alleged that the man, who was paid the sum, had brought an Indonesian maid to lodge a police report over her alleged rape.

Ngeh said he received word on the matter after a meeting with the man at a hotel in Ipoh at 6pm on Thursday.

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