A six-year-old girl in Johor was allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by her father while her mother was away from home, reported Sinar Harian.
Johor Baru district welfare officer Manayi Ibrahim said the girl had been rescued and sent to a shelter while police investigations were ongoing.
"The girl told her mother she felt pain on her private parts but did not give details.
"However, her mother felt suspicious and took her daughter to the clinic for a check-up," said Manayi.
The girl was then referred to a hospital for another check-up.
"The doctors advised her to lodge a police report," he said.
Manayi added that the mother, an Indonesian working as a cleaner, also claimed her husband was abusive and that they had been quarrelling.
Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said the suspect had been detained for investigation.