KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating former Community Communications Department (J-Kom) director-general Datuk Dr Mohammad Agus Yusoff for alleged sexual harassment.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the probe was initiated following a report from J-Kom assistant officer Abdul Wahab Abdul Kadir Jilani.
"Based on the report the complainant alleged that the incident occurred at a hotel in Bintulu, Sarawak on Oct 21.
"Police have opened an investigation under Sections 354 and 377D of the Penal Code (for criminal use of force to outrage the modesty of a person, and committing acts of gross indecency respectively)," he told Sinar Harian.
He said police would call up several people to have their statements recorded.
On Thursday (Nov 30), Abdul Wahab said he had been traumatised by the spread of a video of an alleged obscene conversation involving him.
Speaking to the press after lodging a police report at the Kajang police headquarters, Abdul Wahab said he only wanted to clear his name and seek justice.
"All I can say is that I am stressed out and traumatised, I just want to clear my name. I want justice," he said.
When asked, he said he was not sure about the status of his position at the department.
A video depicting Mohammad Agus supposedly having an indecent conversation with a "Wahab" went viral recently.
Mohammad Agus has since claimed that the video was doctored to sabotage his reputation, and that the person responsible was a high-ranking individual he called "Mr H".
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On Wednesday (Nov 29), Abdul Wahab verified the identity of Mr H with police investigators at Bukit Aman.
Police were supposed to have recorded Abdul Wahab's statement on Sunday (Nov 26) but the appointment was cancelled as he was said to be suffering from severe depression.