Probe into fake sexual assault allegations against Melaka Speaker ongoing

KUALA LUMPUR: Statements have been recorded in the investigation into what has been deemed fake allegations that Melaka State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh had sexually assaulted a hotel employee, say the police.

“We have taken the CCTV footage from the place in question and we are tracing those that made the post, ” said Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.

“Several statements have been recorded, including of those that had been alleged in the post, ” he told a press conference at Bukit Aman on Wednesday (Oct 21).

The message that went viral on social media claimed that Ab Rauf had allegedly attempted to sexually abuse a female hotel staff member in Ayer Keroh on Oct 2.

It also claimed that Ab Rauf had attempted to conceal the incident by coaxing the alleged victim with “huge payments” as an inducement not to lodge a police report.

The message also claimed that the hotel management had asked the alleged victim not to lodge a police report.

Instead, the alleged victim lodged a report at Ayer Keroh police station on Monday (Oct 19) denying the allegation as well as quashing claims of the attempted sexual assault.

The investigation was opened under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, police had said earlier.

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