Police probing sexual harassment claim against Mohd Agus, says IGP


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.

ALSO READ: Viral video case to be submitted to AG tomorrow, says IGP

"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.

ALSO READ: Abdul Wahab confirms Mr H's identity with cops

"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".

ALSO READ: Agus: I am being framed

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.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Taib's remains arrive in Kuching, given 17-gun salute
Customs Central Zone exceeds 2023 revenue target, collecting RM37.8bil
Media council should come before journalists' code of ethics, says Lawyers for Liberty
‘Last money from dad’ RM50 note pic goes viral, man hopes to return it to previous owner
King and Queen convey condolences to Taib's family
Motorist killed by falling boulder in Tenom
Gombak homeowner loses RM5,000 cash and valuables to burglars
Taib was a champion for unity, says Fadillah Yusof
Treated water quality in Penang unaffected by discharge from duck farm, says PBAPP
Raising OPR not the right move in PM's view, says Fahmi

Others Also Read