MALAYSIA: INDONESIAN WOMAN LODGES POLICE REPORT OVER ASSAULT FOR NOT WEARING TUDUNG

An Indonesian woman lodged a police report yesterday claiming that she was assaulted by a man, believed to be of unstable mind, at a bus stop at Taman Perwira, for not wearing the headscarf.

Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the 24-year-old woman, who works at a factory in Perai, claimed that the incident occurred last Jan 6 while she was with her sister waiting for bus to Bukit Mertajam.

He said the incident occurred about noon when a man, who looked disheveled and believed to be of unsound mind, approached her and asked where she was going.

According to the woman, she replied , telling the man that she was going to town to see a friend when the man became angry at her for not wearing the headscarf and pushed her head with his hand, he said.

Nik Ros Azhan said a video recording of the incident had been viralled after it was shared by a Facebook user.

He said police had identified the man involved in the incident and went to his house, but the man, aged 30, was not at home.

According to his uncle, the man has been of unsound mind following a road accident 15 years ago, he said, adding that the police would continue to track him down

Source: NAM News Network