Lawyers say their client is ready to cooperate and police have 48 hours to respond, failing which a letter will be sent to their bosses.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 21 year-old girl who was allegedly threatened with rape by a cop is in a traumatised state and too terrified to return to the Dang Wangi police station where the incident took place, to have her statement recorded over her participation in the anti-GST May Day rally.
Speaking to reporters at the Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) office here today, Maisarah Amira related her horrifying experience, alleging that a plainclothes officer threatened her with rape when she refused to answer any of his questions at the Dang Wangi police station in the morning of the rally where she was detained.
“Kau nak aku rogol kau? (Do you want me to rape you?)”, the policeman was alleged to have asked.
“There is only me and you alone in this room and the room has cameras fitted with mics. If I sold the recording, I can be rich,” the policeman allegedly said.
She said that despite the alleged threat, she refused to answer him, prompting him to then apologise for his harshness.
He also tried convincing her to cooperate with him but when she refused, he allegedly said that he would send the female officer out of the room and “settle” with her alone instead.
“I am traumatised and very scared now because of that incident,” Maisarah said.
Her father too was extremely worried for his daughter’s safety, adding, “I can never feel safe when she is out alone.”
Maisarah’s lawyer, Sivamalar Genapathy said that it was unacceptable that the Dang Wangi police chief, Zainol Samah was now saying that her client had yet to turn up at the Dang Wangi police station to further assist in investigations.
“When the police called us up last Friday, we already told them that we made a police report at the Petaling Jaya police station (regarding the alleged rape threat) because we wanted an independent police investigation into this matter,” Sivamalar said.
“We will give the police 48 hours to commence investigations and we are ready to cooperate,” Sivamalar said.
“We want another police station to investigate (the rape threat) as we need a transparent and accountable investigation,” she stressed.
Maisarah also stated her willingness to cooperate by identifying the officer who allegedly threatened her.
Maisarah’s second counsel, Faizal Rahman meanwhile said that despite a complaint being filed, police were dragging their feet on investigations into the alleged rape threat.
He said if police continued to keep silent over the matter, a letter would be sent to the officer in charge of the police district to decide in which police district headquarters besides Dang Wangi, the investigations could be held in.
Maisarah was the only woman among 28 protestors nabbed on May 1 and taken to the Dang Wangi police station to have their statements taken.