Bukit Aman probing alleged harassment of media personnel, says Deputy IGP

IPOH: Bukit Aman will wait for the investigation by its Integrity and Standards Compliance Department over the alleged harassment of two media practitioners in Johor by a minister’s bodyguard, says Comm Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said an investigation paper has been opened under the department.

“So we will wait for the outcome of the investigation, and see what necessary action is to be taken.

“We have to hear out both parties on what transpired,” he said here on Monday (Sept 11).

Comm Ayob Khan added that he was made to understand that the VIP was walking towards his vehicle, and the media were behind.

“The job scope of the bodyguards is to ensure that the route the VIP is taking is clear, to prevent any fall and so forth.

“So at the same time, (given) the passion of the media practitioners to get comments, some form of incident could have occurred,” he said, adding that it was best to wait for the investigation outcome.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat had said that police have called a witness to the alleged harassment.

Media outlets reported on Friday (Sept 8) that two women journalists suffered alleged harassment at the hands of a minister’s bodyguards while covering a by-election campaign event at Taman Anggerik and Taman Dahlia in Johor on Sept 5.

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