On 12 July, at a convenience store in Bandar Country Homes, near Gombak, a man was caught allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl
The convenience store's closed-circuit television (CCTV) recorded the man repeatedly grabbing the girl from behind and grinding his groin area against her.
CCTV footage of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, shows the alleged child molester leaving the victim for a moment only to return and shove himself against her and her younger sister
The two girls, traumatised by the man's brazen action, managed to escape from his grips. Following which, he hangs out at the aisle for a while pretending to pick something up and then walks away.
While the original CCTV footage has been taken by the uploader, a blurred out version of the footage was shared by news site Harian Metro. You can watch it below:
The girl's father, who found out about the incident from his wife, lodged a police report about two hours later after the incident
According to Gombak district, police chief Assistant Commissioner Samsor Maarof, the suspect has not yet been identified, reported NST Online.
"Efforts to track down and arrest the suspect are underway," he was quoted as saying in a statement today, 14 July.
On 1 April this year, a new child sex offenders registry came into effect following several cases of child abuse in Malaysia: