Malaysia Home Ministry officer caught taking upskirt video arrested

The officer, seated next to Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman who was having his eyes tested, was caught surreptitiously slipping his camera under the woman's skirt while she was busy with the examination.
The officer, seated next to Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman who was having his eyes tested, was caught surreptitiously slipping his camera under the woman's skirt while she was busy with the examination.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Home Ministry officer who was recently sacked for allegedly taking an upskirt video of a woman was arrested by Malaysian police on Monday (Sept 10).

Sentul OCPD Assistant Commissioner R. Munusamy confirmed the arrest, believed to have taken place at around 1pm yesterday.

Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman said on Sunday he was informed of the CCTV recording of the officer secretly taking the video. The incident is believed to have taken place on Saturday at an optometrist in a Kuala Lumpur shopping mall.

The officer had made the indecent recording when the woman was carrying out an eye examination on Datuk Azis.

"The act is despicable and vile. I have decided to take stern action against the said officer," Mr Azis said, adding that he was unaware of the officer's act.

Mr Azis said that the officer was sacked, as it affected his image and the credibility of his position and office as a Deputy Minister.

"I apologise for the action of the said officer, and this has nothing to do with any officers in the Deputy Minister's office who serve with me," he said.

Mr Azis did not disclose the name of the officer in his statement.

A CCTV recording of the act as well as a copy of the police report has made its way on social media, with many condemning the immoral action.

In the short clip, the officer, seated next to the minister who was having his eyes tested, was caught surreptitiously slipping his camera under the woman's skirt while she was busy with the examination.

Earlier, City police chief Mazlan Lazim had said that the case was being investigated under section 509 of the Penal Code for insulting the modesty of a person.