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Surgeon Sexually Assaults Single Mum. Now She Alleges PDRM Is Harassing Her Because Of It

She claims that she was detained and locked up for two days following a false report lodged against her by the surgeon. While she was in detention, her two children were left to fend for themselves.

Cover image via New Straits Times

A disturbing account of a single mother who alleges sexual assault at the hands of a surgeon has surfaced after she lodged a report at a police station in Penang earlier this month, according to a report

The single mother, who works at a multinational company in George Town, lodged the complaint at the Sungai Nibong police station on 5 November alleging that her life had been "turned into a nightmare", reported Audrey Dermawan of New Straits Times on Friday, 20 November.

According to the woman, a surgeon forced her to perform oral sex on him on 26 July this year.

He subsequently tried to contact her several times after that, but she ignored him, an action that allegedly infuriated the surgeon and he lodged a false report that she had threatened him.

It's not reported if the woman had lodged a report against the surgeon after the sexual assault.

On 10 October, when the victim turned up with her two children at the Northeast district police station, the investigating officer (IO), who is a female sergeant, did not give her any chance to explain herself.

"The female officer just seized my handphone without any explanation. I was kept locked up for two days," the woman claimed in her report detailing what had happened to her.

A file photo of the Sungai Nibong police station.

Image via Balai Polis Sg Nibong (Facebook)

The victim claims that she was detained and locked up for two days following a false report lodged against her by the surgeon. While she was in detention, her two children were left to fend for themselves.

According to the woman, her ordeal didn't end there.

"After I was released, I received threats through phone calls from someone claiming to be a police officer," the New Straits Times' report stated the single mother as claiming.

I also received calls from another person who told me I should meet with the surgeon to resolve the matter.
The victim

She claimes that despite having submitted call details, the female sergeant told her that whatever happened should be a lesson for her

She said instead of acting on her report, the IO instead lectured her about it being a lesson.

"The IO even chided me that she could do whatever she wanted with me and no one would do anything about it. My identity card was also not returned to me after I was released," she alleged.

She said that she now fears for her family and also her safety

The woman, who works as an administrative officer at the multinational company, said she is now under trauma besides suffering from mental and psychological stress.

According to the New Straits Times' report yesterday, Northeast district police chief ACP Soffian Santong said that an investigation into the case is ongoing and that they will also "investigate the woman's claims that the police are being used to threaten and silence her".

A file photo of Northeast district police chief ACP Soffian Santong.

Image via Sayuti Zainudin/Malay Mail

These Malaysian organisations aim to help survivors of rape and sexual assault:

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Operating hours: 24-hour
Contact: +603-79563488
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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