Turns out that the naked woman squatting in the infamous MMS clip that created one of the bigger scandals in Malaysia recently, was in fact Malay. So therefore I was wrong when I had said that this would not have happened to a Muslim woman in Malaysia. Regardless, the procedure, although widely carried out by the Malaysian police is not a standard prescribed in the Inspector-General’s Standing Orders.
So even if the victim in the clip was not Chinese, it is safe to assume that this has happened to Malaysian citizens as well as other nationals, including those from China. One or two complaints from Chinese nationals may be a coincident but not when there’s more than a few as indicated by the local Chinese press as well as the papers in China.
Therefore it is still a good thing that the Home Affairs Minister was sent to China to repair the negative perceptions. Frankly, I believe Malaysian citizens deserve a good explanation as well as to why the police treats the people it is suppose to serve with such contempt. I hope to at least see some solid course of action stemming from the Royal Commission into Police Management that was concluded earlier this year, as well as the Independent Commission set up to probe the MMS incident.
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