Dr Yii: PDRM must keep public updated on progress of tracking down teacher suspected of rape

Dr Kelvin Yii

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KUCHING, Aug 17: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii stresses that the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) must keep the public updated on the progress of their efforts to track down and arrest the teacher who allegedly raped several secondary school girls in Bintulu, as it is a matter of public interest.

According to Dr Yii’s statement, it has been more than five days and there has been no news of the suspect who was accused of sexually assaulting and molesting several students at the secondary school where he worked.

“Since Sarawak has immigration autonomy, I am sure the immigration department has records on when he left Sarawak and where he was heading.

“On top of that, the police can monitor his bank transactions to determine his whereabouts or get a court order to freeze his accounts to flush him out faster,” he emphasised.

Dr Yii, who is also the Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (DAPSY) national chief, went on to say that the suspect must be tracked down and arrested as soon as possible to ensure justice for the victims and victims’ families.

“Any longer this drags on, it will give the wrong impression, and it will be perceived as delayed justice for the victims and the family.

“This may also affect parents’ confidence in sending their children to such schools if they feel they are not fully protected.

He added that it is a serious issue and that it is unfortunate that such incidents occurred in schools, which are supposed to be a safe place for children to learn rather than be taken advantage of by predators. — DayakDaily