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M'sian Man Alleges He Was Sexually Assaulted While Using The Toilet At An MRT Station

The incident happened in the Sungai Buloh MRT station toilet when he was on his way home from work.

Cover image via New Straits Times & TikTok

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Recently, a 23-year-old man took to TikTok to share that he was sexually assaulted by a stranger in the men's toilet at Sungai Buloh MRT station

In a 14-second video, the victim recorded himself sitting in an MRT coach with the caption, "Guess who just got sexually harassed at the Sungai Buloh MRT toilet?".

"I have never felt disgusted until today, [I] feel like crying and [I'm] still shaking," he wrote in the description.

Image via TikTok

The TikTok went viral, with many netizens showing their concern and prompting the victim to explain the alleged assault in a follow-up video

He explained that the incident happened at around 5pm when he was about to board the train to his home in Kajang after finishing work.

Before boarding the train, he decided to go to the men's toilet at Sungai Buloh MRT station. He noticed that there was a man standing in front of the toilet. The man allegedly followed the victim as he walked in.

"At the time, I didn't think much of it. I thought maybe he also wanted to use the toilet. The situation in the toilet was very quiet and there were only the two of us inside," recounted the victim in the video.

Before leaving the toilet, the victim went to the sink to wash his hands, and shortly after, the man went to the sink next to him.

The man then asked the victim, "Where are you going?"

"I'm going home," the 23-year-old responded.

 By the victim's account, the man then walked behind the victim and groped his buttocks.

Image via MRT

Feeling stunned, the victim did not know what to do in the situation except to get out of the toilet, take the escalator, and quickly board the train

"Before boarding, I was able to spot the man wandering around the escalator and the waiting area of the train station, away from the actual train," he said.

He added that he felt terrible the whole train ride home. Only after opening up to his friends and praying did he feel better.

"The next morning, I went to lodge a police report on what happened at the train station," he recalled.

He noted that he decided to lodge a report because one of his followers reached out to him, saying that they had also faced a similar situation, possibly with the same perpetrator.

Image via TikTok

The police told him they could not charge the alleged assaulter because there were no witnesses at the scene

"The police told me that the best they could do at the moment was to regularly patrol the area of the incident," he told SAYS.

Since the video went viral on TikTok, the man said he has received tremendous support from netizens, which gave him the courage to open up to his friends on the matter.

He also told SAYS that he would like to advise victims of sexual harassment and assault to open up to the person they are most comfortable with instead of keeping it to themselves in order to feel better.

If you or someone you know may be at risk or has experienced sexual abuse or assault, please reach out to these Malaysian organisations:

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Operating hours: 24-hour
Contact: +603-30008858
SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058
Website | Facebook | Twitter

2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Operating hours: Weekdays (9.30am - 4.30pm)
Contact: +603-78770224
WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Operating hours: Weekdays (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340
WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6082-422660
SMS/WhatsApp: +6013-8044285
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

5. SABAH WOMEN'S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 2pm)
Contact: +6088-280200
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6016-2273065 | +6016-7213065
WhatsApp: +6016-7213065
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

7. INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF)
Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with IWF’s Reporting Portal.


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