KL traffic cop being probed over claims of sexual harassment

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): An investigation is being carried out into the alleged sexual harassment of a woman by police personnel during a roadblock at Jalan Duta, here.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin (pic) said the department had opened an investigation paper based on the woman’s claim which had gone viral on social media on Saturday (Feb 13).

"The investigation is underway involving a member from the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT)," he said when contacted.

The woman claimed on Twitter that she was pulled over at a roadblock along Jalan Duta and sexually harassed by the police personnel on duty.

Earlier, Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya confirmed that police had received a report over the matter.

"Yes, JIPS has received the report and it is being investigated," he said.

Meanwhile, Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar said the incident occurred when the complainant, a 23-year-old woman, was stopped by a policeman while passing through the roadblock at about 7.30pm on Friday (Feb 12), before being asked to produce her driving licence.

"The complainant claimed that she was approached by a policeman who asked her to reveal her breasts, and threatened to issue a summons if the complainant refused.

"The complainant was also asked by the policeman to provide her phone number before being allowed to leave once her identity card had been verified," he said in a statement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, ACP Anuar advised the public not to make any speculation that could interfere with the police investigation.

He said members of the public with any information regarding the incident may contact the Brickfields police at 03-2297 9222; Kuala Lumpur police Hotline at 03-2115 9999 or head over to any nearby police station.- Bernama

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