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6 months on, ex-lawyer says no updates on her sexual assault police report
Published:  Dec 13, 2019 8:03 PM
Updated: 12:03 PM

Former lawyer Samantha Chong wants to know why there have been no updates with regards to a police report she filed six months ago over what she reported was a sexual assault on her.

In a series of tweets addressed to Inspector-General of Police Ahmad Hamid Bador and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, Chong (above) said she had mostly been ignored by the investigating officers.

"Updates are hard to get. Do you still need another 6 months?

"Is this how you treat a sexual assault survivor? And then pretend to be surprised why most victims remain silent?

"Why the delay? Enough is enough," she tweeted.

Chong alleged that the suspect groped her twice during the Criminal Lawyers' Annual dinner event at a hotel in Petaling Jaya in June.

She said she had warned the suspect when he groped her and distanced herself from him.

However, she alleged that the man, whom she claimed was drunk, followed her and started to threaten as well as hurl profanities at her.

Following a police report over the matter, Petaling Jaya police arrested the alleged suspect and opened investigations under Section 354 of the Penal Code for assault with intent to outrage modesty as well as under Section 509 of the Penal Code for insulting the modesty of a person.

Malaysiakini has contacted the police in regards to Chong's complaints.

In her tweets, Chong said she had to quit as a lawyer for "fear of repercussions" from other lawyers.

She said she had been deeply traumatised by the incident.

"The suspect has now carried on with his life, happily. While nightmares have been a loyal friend to me.

"I’m tired of trying so hard to walk out from the shadow, while you kept me in the dark," she tweeted.