Politician to be charged with molesting contestant

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah STAR politician Phillip Among is expected to be charged today with molesting a contestant of the Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Queen) cultural pageant last month.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali confirmed that Among would be charged with using criminal force to outrage the modesty of a woman under Section 354 of the Penal Code.

“Yes. The DPP (deputy public prosecutor) will charge him. We do not rule out the fact that he may face other charges, ” he said without elaborating.

On Tuesday, police said they had completed their investigations into the case and would hand over the investigation papers to the Attorney General’s office for further action.

In her police report, the Unduk Ngadau contestant claimed that the politician groped her inside his car on May 19 after she had gone for a photoshoot at a premises in Asia City.

She lodged the report on May 21.

Following this, police started an investigation into the case and other accusations levelled against Among on social media.

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