14 November 2012

‘Foreign Ministry Views Seriously Alleged Rape Of Indonesian Woman’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry views seriously the alleged rape of an Indonesian woman by three policemen in Prai, Penang last Friday, says its minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.

In a statement issued yesterday, he noted that the three policemen were now under remand over the rape incident alleged to have occurred at 7am on Nov 9.

“The ministry has contacted the Penang Criminal Investigation Department head, SAC Mazlan Kesah on the day of the alleged incident to obtain more details.

“We were informed that the three policemen involved were being remanded and investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code,” he said in the statement.

Anifah said the ministry was also informed that the completed investigation report would be forwarded to the deputy public prosecutor for further action, while a special team had already been formed by Penang police to investigate the case thoroughly.

“The ministry will follow closely the development and will give its full cooperation to the Indonesian government over this case,” he said. - Bernama

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