Sexual harassment in Malaysia seems to be on a rise in recent times, with most of the victims being female. However, it should be noted that men can also be victims of sexual harassments, both from other men or even women.
Most recently, a male TikTok user, @iamhaikalaiman, took to his socials to reveal how he had gotten sexually harassed in the toilet at the MRT Sungai Buloh station. In the video, Haikal revealed that he noticed a Bangladeshi man waiting outside as he was about to enter the toilet.
As Haikal was washing his hands at the sink, the guy approached him and asked him where he was going. According to him, “The guy was standing right next to me. I was wearing my earphones at that time, so when I saw him talking, I took out my earphones, and told him I was on way my home.”
“He then came up behind me and touched my butt with a smile on his face whilst saying ‘very nice’,” Haikal added in his post. The student recounted on how stunned he was at that time, as he did not know how to react to what the harasser had done to him. Haikal immediately made his way out of the toilet before things got even worse.
In the same video, Haikal also stated that he had lodged a report with the police on the matter, as it was believed that many had also encountered a similar situation. For now, he’s currently waiting for feedback from the police in regards to the investigation. He then concluded by asking the public to be more aware of their surroundings, even in public areas.
Just recently, a woman revealed that she was harassed by a man at the Sungai Jernih MRT station. Read the full story here.