There Is Now An RM10K Reward For Anyone Who Can Help Track The Taman Mutiara MRT Assaulter
DAP MP Lim Lip Eng is now offering an RM10,000 reward by an anonymous donor to anyone who can help police track down the man who assaulted a 48-year-old woman and then robbed her inside a lift at the MRT's Taman Mutiara station in Cheras
In a statement to media, the Kepong member of the parliament said that the RM10k reward was being offered by his office on behalf of an outraged anonymous person.
"The police have yet to identify the assailant. It is hoped that the cash offer will lead to the robber's arrest immediately," Lim said, adding that he fears if the suspect is not caught soon, it may influence others to commit such crimes in places that are isolated.
"My biggest fear is that if he is not caught soon, his actions may influence other villains to commit such crimes in a similar fashion in lifts or in some obscure corners all over the country," Lim said in his statement earlier today, 17 February.
They may even target victims of all ages including the men or operate in groups. This news may have caused some foreign tourists to give Malaysia a miss due to crime."
The incident prompted the KL police to set up a 200-strong task force to apprehend the assaulter who has not been identified
According to KL police CID chief SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa, while police have yet to make an arrest in the case, they have had so far recorded statements from three people.
The case was being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code, for voluntarily causing hurt while committing a robbery, SAC Rusdi added.
The DAP MP has asked anyone with valid information about the assaulter or his whereabouts to approach his office in Kepong