Prasarana Security Personnel Nab Sexual Harassment Suspect

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) Security unit has caught a young male suspect believed to be the culprit in a sexual harassment case at the Masjid Jamek LRT station, here last week.

Prasarana Security Head, Zainal Rashid Adnan said the suspect, who is in his mid-20s and identified through monitoring of the close circuit TV (CCTV) monitors at the LRT stations and the Operation Control Centre in Subang, was caught on Wednesday as he was entering the KL Sentral LRT Station.

“On July 22, our team spotted the suspect at KL Sentral Station at 9.09am at our ticket vending machine and he was arrested and handed over to the authorities at the Jalan Travers Police Station for further actions.

“We started our lookout for the suspect immediately after a victim launched her police report at the Tun H.S Lee Police Station after the incident on July 15,” he said in a statement here, today.

In her report, the lady bank officer claimed that the suspect had fondled her right breast while she was at the Masjid Jamek LRT station last Wednesday night.

The suspect ran off and escaped after she screamed.

Zainal said Prasarana viewed this incident and other criminal acts very seriously and hope this would be a reminder to all to not act indecently onboard all trains, buses and at the stations.

Zainal advised the commuters to be vigilant at all times when they are in public places, whilst there are CCTVs monitoring the facilities, on trains and in buses.

“I would also like to strongly advise our commuters to approach our security personnel when they encountered improper and unlawful acts by other fellow commuters and alert us of any suspicious incidents and individuals on our premises.

“Even if you need our security personnel to escort you to parking lots at night, we will assist you to our level best. Feel free to approach our counters and our security personnel for any assistance,” he said. – BERNAMA