Friday, 16 November 2012

Alleged second rape condemned

Malaysia has strongly condemned the rape of an Indonesian maid in Seremban, the second such incident following the rape of an Indonesian restaurant worker in Penang last Friday.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said it was a despicable and inhumane act, Bernama reports.

He said the ministry would follow up on the case with the police and extend the fullest cooperation to the Indonesian Government.

In a statement issued yesterday, Anifah said the employer concerned had been remanded till Nov 20 to investigate the rape, which allegedly took place on Sunday.

On Friday, a 25-year-old Indonesian restaurant worker lodged a police report in Penang that she was gang-raped by three policemen.

The policemen are being held under remand for investigations.

Meanwhile in George Town, the Penang Government had offered assistance to the 25-year-old woman.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government was ready to tender any help, including legal assistance.

“The acting Consul-General of Indonesia can convey to us if the woman needs anything and we will try to assist,” he said yesterday when visiting the Indonesian consulate here where the woman was staying after the alleged rape was highlighted by Bukit Mertajam Barisan Nasional coordinator Lau Chiek Tuan on Saturday.

Lim said his visit to the consulate was not to meet the woman but to show the state's solidarity and support for her.

Accompanying him were Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Mansor Othman, Penang Domestic Trade, Consumer and Religious Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim and Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng.

Chong Eng said she would bring up the case in Parliament.

Acting Consul-General of Indonesia Sofiana Mufidah said the woman was in good physical condition and undergoing counselling.

Source : TheStar


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