Friday, 25 April 2008

Police not dropping molest case against ex-minister...

Police will not drop investigations into molest allegations by a woman against a former minister, despite the retraction of the report by the "victim".

City police chief Datuk Muhammad Sabtu Osman said the police will continue investigating the case and are waiting to talk to the former minister, who is currently overseas, according to the NST online.

“It is not up to us (police) to drop the case. We will record a statement from the VIP when he returns from overseas to find out what actually transpired,” he said.

The 30-year-old woman had, on Wednesday, retracted a report she had lodged last week alleging molest by the former minister, in his 50s. (Read here).

The woman had given him a statutory declaration to retract the police report, claiming that the whole situation was a misunderstanding.

Muhammad Sabtu said police may recommend that the woman be charged with lodging a false report if the investigation sows that the report "leads to this".

Meanwhile, lawyer Karpal Singh said the woman cannot withdraw the report, according to law.

“ A person who lodges a report cannot at his whim and fancy withdraw same by way of a letter of statutory declaration,” he said in a statement.

Karpal said action against the former minister should be taken if the contents of the report were found to be true, even though the report had been withdrawn.

“However, if the probe reveals that the contents of the report are false, then the woman should be charged with giving false information to the police.”


Anonymous said...

I'm rather cynical about this case. She's actually a GRO now known as lounge promoter.

So you knowlah the kind of crowd who frequent hotel lounges.

So he went a bit too far and didnt tip her enough? I got to know she had a boyfriene. Could he have persuaded her to make a report?

What about the possobility of blackmail? You know for her to make some money, after all this MP is supposedly "rich".

Dont think the investigation would go any further. Pull strings here and there, and all will be OK.

Mark my word.

just wondering said...

How much has she been paid to retract her report?

Anonymous said...

This is the latest on the case.

The ex cabinet misnister is Jamaluddin Jarjis, Najib's man.

Police record Jamaluddin Jarjis statement

Police today record a statement from former Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis regarding sexsual harassment report made by the five star hotel employee.

It is learn that Jamaluddin well know as JJ give his statement at 11am today.