KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Maisara Amira, the May Day rally detainee who claimed a cop threatened to rape her while under remand, can have her statement recorded at any police station of her choice, Dang Wangi district police chief Asst Comm Zainol Samah said.
ACP Zainol reminded the 21-year-old, however, that she must have her statement recorded as she is required by law to do so once summoned by the police, The Star Online reported.
“Remember, if you don’t show up, we can call upon or force you to give a statement under Section 111 of the CPC (Criminal Procedure Code). But we did not do that.
“You have to be straightforward. Where do you want to have your statement recorded? We will go,” he was quoted saying by the news portal.
“We can record her statement in a different station (other than Dang Wangi). It’s not a problem,” he added.
At a press conference earlier today, Maisara demanded that the police guarantee to hold an unbiased probe on her claim.
She also denied she was not co-operating in the probe as alleged by ACP Zainol.
Maisara, along with a group of 23 others, had been remanded for four days over their involvement in the May Day rally, during which time she said the incident took place.
“He told me ‘do you want me to rape you? In this room there is just you and me. There is a camera and microphone, if I sell I can be rich’,” she alleged.
Maisara further claimed that the officer warned her to answer the questions asked by a female officer, failing which “I’ll ask her to go out and I will enter and settle with you.”
The 21-year-old lodged a report last Friday over the alleged threat, while Zainol said on Saturday that she did not respond to calls from his officers investigating her claim.