A male doctor was arrested by the police after he was believed to have secretly recorded a video in a women’s toilet at a private clinic belonging to him, earlier on Thursday (10th September).
The arrest was made following a police report received by the Petaling Jaya authorities from a 30-year-old woman at about 2:30pm, local press Utusan Malaysia reported.
According to Petaling Jaya District Police Chief, ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid, the woman claimed that the 46-year-old doctor, who is also her employer, recorded her while she was in the toilet using a mobile phone. She revealed that she had worked as an assistant at the private clinic for over six years.
Mohamad Fakhrudin further revealed that the victim had entered the toilet at 2pm and saw a mobile phone in a high position with the camera open. “The victim immediately took the mobile phone and realised it belonged to her employer (the doctor). The woman then decided to run away from the clinic, but was stopped by the doctor,” he said.
The police official continued by saying, “The suspect asked for the mobile phone to be returned to him and promised to delete the recording in front of the victim. She handed his phone back, but was unsure if the clip was deleted.”
Following the female victim’s report, a team of police officers from the Petaling Jaya District Police Headquarters’ Criminal Investigation Division (CID) arrested the man at 7:30pm, the same day. “The suspect’s Redmi MI 9T Pro mobile phone was also confiscated to assist in the investigation,” Mohamad Fakhrudin added in his official statement.
The case is investigated under Section 509/377D of the Penal Code. If convicted, the suspect could be sentenced to a maximum of five years imprisonment, a fine or both.