“Can I hisap you?” (Translation: Can I suck you)
Facebook user Dini Van Haeren shared her harrowing experience when she was sexually harassed by a man while taking the LRT to work yesterday (Monday, 13th March). In her Facebook status, she posted 2 snapshots of the stranger together with her account on what happened.
Yesterday, Dini boarded the LRT at the Kelana Jaya station shortly before 8am. Just as she was about to enter the train, she noticed a man sizing her “up and down” with a “naughty” expression on his face. Knowing he was up to no good, Dini was on high alert.
The situation got worst when she heard him whisper, “Fuuuh, can I hisap you?” or “Fuuuh, can I suck you?“. The harassment continued as he went on “smiling and making faces” at her. “Since the train was almost full, I stood pretty near him, while he was right at the door of the train,” the 21-year-old explained.
Dini proceeded to take pictures of the pervert but he quickly shield his face with a packet drink. Feeling violated and shaken, she put a good distance between them, saying, “I didn’t want him to see that I was crying, he would probably feel happy he got that.”
You can read her full post here:
Dini ended her post with a word of caution to other passenger when using public transport. “I wish I could have done more in terms of creating a scene to protect myself, for people to know and be aware of this man,” she said.
Since the incident, Dini has lodged a report to RapidKL about this case. “They were very prompt with their responses and said that they will play close attention to this situation. I really appreciated that from them,” she added.
Many netizens have since expressed their sympathy and concern for her.
A few months ago, a similar incident occurred when a woman named Syima felt a man rubbing his crotch against her body while on the LRT.
Don’t be afraid to cause a scene and ask for help if you find yourself being sexually harassed by a stranger.
UPDATE (17th March, 9:36pm):
Good news, peeps! The Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) auxiliary police has caught the pervert who harassed Dini on Monday. The suspect has been identified as a 37-year-old man from Lembah Subang, Selangor.
In a Facebook post, Dini said that the Prasarana team reached out to her and handled the issue seriously. She wrote, “I even met up with their task force and they queried me if I was certain that i wanted to report this offender because they said that many victims in similar circumstances refused to take the next step of formally reporting the offender to the police. I told them that I wanted the offender to be apprehended so that he would not commit the same act to other women.”
According to NST, CEO of Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd Dato Ir. Zohari Sulaiman said that they have been on the lookout for the suspect since the 21-year-old victim shared her horrible encounter.
He said, “We spoke with Dini to obtain more details and secured footage of the suspect from our CCTV recordings. We have been on the lookout for the suspect for the past few days, and are pleased to share that he was successfully apprehended at the Taman Jaya LRT station yesterday (Thursday, 16th March).”
Finally, Zohari reminded passengers to remain alert and calm should they encounter any unpleasant situation and promptly alert staff, the auxiliary police, or even nearby passengers for support and assistance.