Brickfields residents exposed to flasher

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents living near Jalan Padang Belia in Brickfields are fearful of a man who has been allegedly flashing his private parts to women and children since a year ago.

Loon Boon Cheng, 42, a telephone operator, said the man, in his late 40s, was often found sitting by the walkway near the row of shophouses.

"Last year, my then four-year-old daughter complained to me that the man had flashed his private parts to her. She said she saw his straw'," Loon said.

Another woman, in her 40s, who declined to be named, said the man had flashed her several times last year before she finally warned him that if he repeated his action, she would beat him with her umbrella.

Loon said despite a police report and two complaints to City Hall last year, no action had been taken.

She lodged another police report on March 29.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said police were investigating the case under Section 509 of the Penal Code for insulting the modesty of a woman.

-The Star/Asia News Network