SERDANG, July 13 — The Indonesian worker who accused Perak lawmaker Paul Yong of rape is currently in the care of the authorities, the deputy prime minister said today.
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also the women, family and community development minister, said officials took in the migrant worker immediately after she filed the police report against Yong.
“So there’s no issue of neglect because after she lodged the police report, the police took immediate action. The assemblyman was released on bail but the maid is in the authorities’ care,” said Dr Wan Azizah.
A Perak MCA bureau rep had yesterday asked the government about the fate of the alleged rape victim.
The Opposition party questioned if the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and Home Ministry were providing any assistance to the Indonesian even if her allegation has not been proven.
Yong, who is the Perak Housing and Local Government Committee chairman, had denied the allegations.
The Indonesian domestic worker, who has not been named, lodged a report against the Tronoh assemblyman on July 8.
Bukit Aman’s sexual, women, and children’s investigations division principal assistant director Choo Lily confirmed receipt of the report.
*A previous version of this story contained an error which has since been corrected.