Based on the Police Act 1967 under the Constitution in Malaysia, the specific scope of duties of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) personnel, are many. From the long list though, their ultimate priority to the vast public remains, but of course, to serve and protect.
However, that didn’t seem to be the case for a female Twitter user earlier today (Feb 12). Taking her complaint to the social platform, it was brought to light that she was sexually harassed by a police officer at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.
According to her, one of the police officers who stopped her vehicle, inappropriately asked her the reason for not wearing a bra, and stated that he would forego a summon, should she flash him instead.
While the situation unraveled, the victim attempted to place a phone call to the hotline JIPS (Department of Integrity and Compliance Standards) to make a report, however her call went unanswered.
She then urgent to the nearest police station to give a statement on the matter, and lodged a report with PDRM Malaysia, for the officer’s unacceptable behavior. Fortunately, the horrid incident was well greeted by other police officers and was noted that a lot of help would go into the investigation.
After having her tweet go viral, and unable to give a statement due to undergoing investigations, the user has since deactivated her Twitter account.