MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST DR JACOB GEORGE CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT PROBE ON SEXUAL ATTACKS ON CHILDREN!

“I have always spoken quite clearly about the alleged double standards and the negative public perceptions that formulates whenever we deal with allegations against certain well connected powerful families, politicians and individuals in Malaysia. This must be addressed!”

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST DR JACOB GEORGE CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT PROBE ON SEXUAL ATTACKS ON CHILDREN!

There are enough laws in Malaysia to address this issue!

We also have a super professional team of officers at Bukit Aman’s D11!

And specifically legislation in the form of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017!

This statute is a super comprehensive legislation to address these despicable acts, whosoever, the alleged perpetrators are!

So why is there alleged pussy footing by the very people we expect to protect, not just public interests but members of the public at risk?

More so in the latest case, it is alleged that the alleged perpetrator may be a Member of Parliament and a former minister!

And the fact is – this is not the first time such stories have hit the news either!

I have always spoken quite clearly about the alleged double standards and the negative public perceptions that formulates whenever we deal with allegations against certain well connected powerful families, politicians and individuals in Malaysia.

This must be addressed!

And the latest allegation, no different, when a 15-year old girl despite the trauma, fear and anxiety makes a police report which I certainly believe was after consultation, and support from family only to withdraw it in inexplicably and under suspicious circumstances within a day!

So far the manner this matter is being addressed and handled, is embarrassing and I cannot but appeal to the sitting Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to intervene!

The move will show that the new government has no favorites, will not hesitate to act from the center to protect public interests and when actions and omission of certain parties can jeopardize the rebuilding process and image of the nation’s Police force!

So far the comments and speculations made by Perlis police chief Noor Mushar Mohd at best is “not appropriate and disgusting!”

It is exactly this sort of stand, that has made the members of the public distrusting of the police!

In the public interest and the law of the land, there is no recourse but that the police must arrest whosoever this individuals is!

It is immaterial whether subsequently there was a retraction!

Was the alleged perpetrator or suspect arrested, questioned or is he still free?

This case involves a child and an alleged senior politician of that state!

Any case where sexual assault upon a child is alleged, it should be escalated and fast tracked, as far as arresting the alleged offender and conducting investigations as this involves grave public interest and in this case, a parliamentarian as well!

It is time we show zero tolerance to any act targeting our children or alleged preferential treatment, double standards and omissions by those positioned and expected in public office to protect lives and public interests!