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Wanita MCA chief: I never claimed forensic reports on alleged rape went missing

31 Jul 2019, 12:15 pm

Updated a year ago

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MCA Wanita chairperson Heng Seai Kie is fully prepared to co-operate in a police probe into a Facebook page which claimed that the police have lost forensic reports related to the ongoing investigation of an alleged rape case involving Perak executive councillor Paul Yong.

Heng also emphasised that she herself had never claimed that the reports had gone missing.

"On July 27 and 29, I issued a press statement in Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, and English, to give my point of view on the issue whereby the investigation report was returned because the medical and forensics reports were not attached.

"This was in accordance to the media reports then; wherein due to the police not attaching the medical and forensics reports when submitting the investigation papers to the public prosecutor’s office, this caused the investigation report to be returned," she said in a statement today.

"In that statement, I also mentioned that this was ‘outrageous’, that ‘such delays will further setback the judiciary process’, and thus if it is true, urged Perak Police Chief Razarudin Husain ‘to give a proper account and apologise to the victim and the public’.”

Heng emphasised that she expressed the same viewpoint in the statements of all three languages.

"There was never any mention of the medical report and forensic report being lost," she said.

"Furthermore, the party being investigated is not me, but the Facebook page of '1 Malaysia Tolak DAP' which posted the claims. Nevertheless, since the police have requested me to aid their investigations, I am fully prepared to co-operate," said Heng.

She said it was essential that the public move on from this episode, and continue to monitor the police’s conduct into the investigation.

"As the alleged rape of a lowly servant by a politician in power is of public interest, the Perak police should give regular updates on their investigations for the purpose of transparency, checks and balances," said Heng.

Yong is accused of sexually assaulting his Indonesian domestic worker. The Tronoh assemblyperson has denied the allegation.

The exco presented himself at the Jelapang police station on July 9 to facilitate investigations and was briefly detained. He was subsequently released on police bail.

He has continued to clock into office as the Perak exco in charge of housing, local government, public transport, non-Muslims affairs and new villages.

However, Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that Yong's decision-making abilities have been limited pending the completion of police investigations.

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