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PDRM: Religious background should not protect preacher in sexual allegation case
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has opened up an investigation into a Telegram account sharing lewd content allegedly managed by a celebrity preacher.
The director, Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hassan, said that investigations are ongoing under Section 504 of the Penal Code for the intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the soliciting and sharing of obscene content.
Although he added that stern actions would be taken against the preparator, people are hoping that justice with take place and not be swept under the carpet because of his religious ties.
Malaysians drew on the example of a recent sexual assault case in the United States whereby an established US doctor was violating gymnasts. In that case, many were on the side of the victims and hope similarly that the Malaysian victims will be supported.
Marini Marissa said, “I hope it’s not the opposite. Just because he shows a religious image to the public and goes around spending money on people, should not allow him to slide.”
Other Malaysians who were followers of the preacher were in disbelief and hoped that the allegations were false.
Puteri Sofia wrote that she does not want it to be true because she looks up to him. But as devastating as it is, Sofia wants justice to prevail.
The advice to the people by the PDRM is to be smart, prudent, and not to use (social media) to bring public outrage, undermine national harmony, and jeopardise investigations.
Anyone with information about the case can contact the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit at +603-226-66071.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE