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PJ Police Probing One Of Their Officers For Victim Blaming A Cosplayer, Says District Chief

PJ Police Probing One Of Their Officers For Victim Blaming A Cosplayer, Says District Chief

The policeman had allegedly blamed the cosplayer’s outfit and lifestyle choices for the harassment she received.

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The police are conducting an investigation on its personnel for uttering inappropriate remarks after he allegedly blamed a cosplayer’s outfit for causing her to be stalked and harassed, reported Malaysiakini.  

Petaling Jaya district police chief Mohamad Fakhruddin Abdul Hamid said that the policeman is being probed for breaching discipline.

“We will also release a statement [on the matter] soon,” he was quoted as saying.

Yesterday, a cosplayer complained that she was ‘slut-shamed’ and blamed for the harassment she received by a policeman who’s taking her report at the Kelana Jaya police station.

The 21-year-old woman tweeted that she was told that her cosplaying hobby and lifestyle are partly to blame for the stalking incident.

She said that her stalker had harassed her at the Anime Fest held in Paradigm Mall and she went straight to the police station after the incident while still in her costume.  


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