I WAS RAPED, CLAIMS MASSEUSE
Thai woman accuses immigration official of forcing her to perform oral sex as well
KELLY KOH MALACCA email@example.com
ATHAI masseuse claimed she was raped and forced to perform oral sex by an immigration officer at the Machap Umboo detention centre in Alor Gajah here earlier this month.
The 32-year-old woman had later alerted her 28-year-old sister, who was also detained with three others after immigration officers raided a massage centre in MelakaRaya on March 7, about the incident.
“The officer not only forced her to massage him, but also stroked her genitals before raping her without wearing a condom,” the younger sister said, adding the immigration officer also forced her to perform oral sex.
She was speaking at a press conference at a restaurant in Jalan Banda Kaba in Banda Hilir here, yesterday.
The younger sister, who is married to a local, was released on Monday after she was found to possess valid travel documents and a marriage certificate. Her 34year-old husband, who is from Seremban, was also present at the press conference.
Furious over the sexual assault against her sister, the housewife came forward to lodge the report at the Melaka Tengah police station.
“On March 7, I came to the massage centre to look for my sister with my other female friend from Seremban.
“But at 11pm, immigration officers raided the centre and arrested us, along with three other female workers there,” she said.
The following day, she said the five foreigners, aged between 28 and 32, were brought to the Machap Umboo immigration depot.
“The next day, each of us had our statements recorded, with my sister being the first to enter the room. It took 15 minutes for her to record her statements. When she came out, she looked furious before she told me she was sexually assaulted,” she said.
Alor Gajah police chief Superintendent A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz confirmed the police report. State Immigration director Mohd Fauzi Abdullah, however, declined to comment, adding that the allegation was being investigated.
The Thai masseuse’s sister with her husband holding the police report lodged against the immigration officer at a restaurant in Jalan Banda Kaba in Banda Hilir yesterday.