Cops sub­mit in­ves­ti­ga­tion pa­pers in mo­lest case

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KOTA KINABALU: Po­lice have re­leased a den­tist who is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated in a mo­lest case in­volv­ing six teenage girls.

Tawau po­lice chief Asst Comm Fadil Mar­sus said they were wait­ing for in­struc­tions from the deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor.

He said they had sub­mit­ted the in­ves­ti­ga­tion pa­pers to the DPP.

The vic­tims were sec­ondary school stu­dents.

The 26-year-old den­tist, who is a fa­ther, was al­leged to have com­mit­ted the of­fences while treat­ing the stu­dents at their school clinic.

On whether the den­tist who is based at Tawau Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal has been sus­pended, Sabah Health De­part­ment di­rec­tor Dr Christina Rundi de­clined to com­ment, say­ing that it was not pub­lic in­for­ma­tion.

Di­rec­tor-gen­eral of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Ab­dul­lah said they took such cases se­ri­ously.

“We are leav­ing it to the po­lice to con­duct the in­ves­ti­ga­tion but we are also car­ry­ing out our own in­ter­nal probe,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham urged the pub­lic not to spec­u­late on the case and hoped the in­ci­dent would not af­fect how the pub­lic ac­cept den­tal ser­vices in schools be­cause these ser­vices helped im­prove the oral health of stu­dents.

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