Serial rapist back in Malaysia

Serial rapist back in Malaysia
PHOTO: The Star/ANN

SEPANG - Notorious serial rapist Selva Kumar Subbiah arrived in Malaysia Tuesday morning.

Selva Kumar, 57, was deported to Malaysia after serving a 24-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting dozens of women in Toronto, Canada.

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Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat confirmed that Selva Kumar arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at about 7am on Tuesday.

"I was informed that he has arrived at KLIA. However, I cannot elaborate further," he said when contacted Tuesday.

Media personnel at the airport's arrival hall, however, saw no sign of the man.

Hailing from Penang, Selva Kumar is the third among four siblings. He has two older brothers and a younger sister.

He comes from a family of educationists, his late father was a senior education officer in the Penang Education Department while a late brother was a teacher from a primary school in the state.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said last week that police would closely monitor Selva Kumar upon his arrival in Malaysia.

Khalid added that police were looking into the possibility of recruiting community groups to help keep an eye on him.

Malaysian police have also asked their Canadian counterparts for his criminal record.

Selva Kumar had unsuccessfully tried to block Canadian newspaper Toronto Star from publishing details of his parole hearing in June last year and his photo, arguing that it would be dangerous for him.

He had claimed that he would be a victim of discrimination in Malaysia because he is Jewish.

The newspaper had argued that it was important for his victims to know the details of the case and what he looked like now.

Selva Kumar came to Canada as a student in 1980 and his visa was extended after he was sponsored by a spouse.

He was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women in the late 1980s and early 1990s while posing as a modelling agent, movie producer and professional dancer.

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