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Harassment: Know your rights during a roadblock

Bernama

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What are your rights, as a civilian, if the police stop you during a roadblock?

"If a road user cannot produce their driving licence but have their identity card on them, a summons can be issued. However, they cannot be arrested because this is not a crime that warrants an arrest - nor one that allows the officer in charge to ask for your phone number," said Prof Noor Aziah Mohd Awal, a law lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

She was speaking to Bernama about the recent case that went viral on social media. A Twitter user alleged that she was sexually harassed by a policeman when stopped during a roadblock at Jalan Duta on Feb 12.

In the Twitter thread, the user claimed that the policeman had accused her...

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