PUTRAJAYA: Police are investigating a woman’s claim, uploaded on her Twitter account, that she was sexually harassed by a police officer at a roadblock in Putrajaya yesterday.
Putrajaya district police chief Mohd Fadzil Ali said that following the Twitter posting, the police officer concerned lodged a police report at 1.35pm refuting the woman’s allegation.
He said that later, at 6pm, a 28-year-old woman, who is the owner of the Twitter account, lodged a police report claiming that she was sexually harassed by a police officer at a roadblock in Putrajaya at about 9am yesterday.
The woman claimed the officer had used offensive words, which annoyed her, when he questioned her on her purpose of going through the roadblock, he said in a statement here today.
Fadzil said initial investigations found that the police officer did not utter the words as claimed by the woman.
“Other officers, including from the Malaysian Armed Forces at the scene, were also investigated and they denied any sexual harassment, as claimed by the woman.”
However, Fadzil said the police were still investigating and, when completed, will submit the papers to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action.
He advised the public against making any speculation on the case as it could jeopardise the police investigation.
Those with information on the incident are urged to contact the investigating officer Insp Muhamad Shamin Abul Qasim at 03-8886 2068, Putrajaya district control centre at 03-8886 2145 or the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999.