The victim linked to sexual harassment issues involving a renowned preacher has been called to testify. Bukit Aman confirmed on Tuesday (24th August) that police have recorded the alleged victim’s testimony linked to Ebit Lew’s sexual harassment case.
However, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan refused to reveal the identity of the victim and the number of witnesses who came forward to assist in the investigation. Abd Jalil said that the investigation into the matter was still ongoing and the police were still waiting for more witnesses to come forward.
“The police have recorded statements from the victims (witnesses) in the investigation of the case involving Ebit Lew but since then, no new witnesses have appeared yet. Police are still waiting for more witnesses to come forward to provide information in this case to assist the police investigation,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
“There are still no latest developments yet. Individuals who have information can come forward,” Abd Jalil remarked. The case is being investigated under Section 509 of the Penal Code, Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Earlier, an investigation into the 37-year-old preacher Ebit Lew was carried out after police received reports from several individuals alleging that the preacher had committed sexual harassment. On Thursday (19th August), Ebit Lew was called to Bukit Aman Police Headquarters to record his statements as a witness regarding the alleged sexual crime.
However, Ebit Lew in a statement with the media after testifying claimed that the allegation was a cruel defamation against him.
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