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KUALA LUMPUR, March 23, 2015:Lawyer Michelle Yesudas today found herself within the radar of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. While previously Yesudas had only been the lawyer to several activists arrested for investigation under the Sedition Act or the Peaceful Assembly Act, today Khalid asked her to explain what her tweet yesterday meant. “Mohon @chelle_yesudas jelas kan kpd @PDRMsia, apa yg dimaksudkan dgn tweet di bawah, jgn timbul kan keresahan Rakyat,” Khalid tweeted today, accompanied by a screengrab of Yesudas’ tweet yesterday. (Will Michelle Yesudas explain to PDRM what she meant by the tweet below, do not create unrest for the rakyat.) In her tweet which was posted yesterday, Yesudas wrote, “Because I am positively terrified that these crazy, rape-frenzied people are actually the majority in my country.” Following Khalid’s tweet to her, Yesudas today responded, “Saya telah kata saya mmg risau ada ramai org perogol di Negara ini.” (I already said I am worried that there are many rapists in this country.) She further added that she did not refer to any religion or race in her tweet.

However, one Twitter user choose to refute Yesudas’ claim of indicating any race or religion. The user @CaptRahmat tweeted to Yesudas and Khalid, saying, “Really? 50.1% Malays, 61.3% Muslims. Which majority are you talking about here, Michelle?” Meanwhile, providing further context to her tweet, Yesudas said, “Terdapat ramai org di time line saya yg mohon Aisyah Tajuddin dirogol. Saya berasa sungguh risau sekarang.” (There are many on my timeline asking for Aisyah Tajuddin to be raped. I am very worried now.) “Adakah kamu boleh menjamin keselamatan saya sebagai seorang wanita di Negara ini tuan polis?” she further said to Khalid as part of her string of replies to him which has yet to receive a reaction from the nation’s top cop. (Are you able to ensure my safety as a woman in this country, Mr policeman?) Yesudas, in talking about rape and Aisyah, was referring to the BFM presenter who came under heavy fire recently following a hudud video made by the business radio station. In it, Aisyah as the presenter in the video, had questioned Kelantan’s plan to implement hudud. This drew anger from many netizens, with some going as far as threatening to rape and kill her. The IGP had instructed police to investigate Aisyah, as well as the persons who had threatened her.

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