Phillip Among expected to face fresh charges, says Sabah police commissioner

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah STAR politician Phillip Among, who is currently facing five charges of molesting two women, is expected to face fresh charges.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali said that the charges will involve criminal intimidation and standard operating procedure (SOP) violations.

The criminal intimidation case involves a verbal threat the 52-year-old Among allegedly made to a 65-year-old Rela guard at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) building on May 29.

In his report, the guard alleged that Among threatened him when he was refused entry into the building because he did not have a tag for the pre-Pesta Kaamatan singing event (Sagundoi) and was not wearing a mask.

The security guard claimed that the politician among others allegedly told him he was paying his salary and he was not subject to instructions during the alleged altercation at the entrance of the venue.

Hazani said on Wednesday (June 9) that the investigation had been completed under Section 506 of the Penal Code and the investigation papers had been submitted to the deputy public prosecutor.

He added that the second investigation is for a SOP violation.

On Thursday (June 10), Among was slapped with five charges for outraging the modesty of two women, an Unduk Ngadau contestant on May 19, and a staff member of his hotel on April 17.

He pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court and was allowed bail of RM40, 000.

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