Coach held for alleged rape of Malaysia national diver

Coach held for alleged rape of Malaysia national diver
PHOTO: The Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR - A national coach has been remanded for four days over the alleged rape of a national diver.

Police received a report regarding a female national diver who was allegedly raped on Sept 26 at the National Sports Complex here in Bukit Jalil, City police chief Comm Datuk Amar Singh confirmed in a statement yesterday.

Comm Amar said the victim lodged a report on Sunday as she feared for her own safety.

He added that following the report, a team of policemen arrested a 35-year-old man, who is a coach, on Monday.

Comm Amar added that the suspect has been remanded for four days until Saturday while the case was being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.

When approached, the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) secretary-general Mae Chen said: "This is a rape case and it's being investigated by the police.

"We cannot issue any statements when investigations are on-going on. Once the case is over we can make a statement".

The National Sports Council have also released a statement saying that it will assist the police investigation.

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