Cops launch probe into alleged harrasment of two female politicians


Jamaliah Jamaluddin (left) and Lim Yi Wei

PETALING JAYA: Police will be launching investigations into the alleged harassment of two female state politicians.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal confirmed on May 27 that Bandar Utama assemblyman Jamaliah Jamaluddin had earlier lodged a report on the matter on May 22.

"The case will be investigated for criminal intimidation, as well as improper use of network facilities.

"However, Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei has yet to lodge a report," he said when contacted.

Leaders from DAP and Umno condemned the act on the two DAP women leaders.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng stressed any form of sexual harassment is a crime and should not be dismissed or allowed in society.

Meanwhile, Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto called for society to fight back against such acts.

"Cyberbullying, hate speech, stalking and harassment must be countered. Hate speech is not free speech," she stressed on Twitter.

Kasthuri also thanked Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said for calling out the act on her own Twitter profile.

"Enough is enough. It's 2020! Only cowards would 'Baling Batu Sembunyi Tangan' (hide their hands after throwing the stone)," said the Umno supreme council member who also called for women politicians to unite against such acts.

Fellow Umno member, Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki also showed his support saying the sexual harassment was an uncivilised act.

"Everyone should condemn this act and those behind it ought to be harshly punished," the Umno Youth chief said.

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