Paul Yong’s rape trial: Cop claims evidence points to the accused raping his maid

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The investigating officer in the case of Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong, charged with raping his maid, told the High Court in Ipoh yesterday that investigations indicated Yong had committed the act.

Asst Supt Yap Siew Cheng, attached to Ipoh police headquarters, said she had conducted a complete investigation from various angles.

“I have investigated and cross-checked all the information provided by the victim with telcos and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, and found all the information matched,” she said during re-examination by Perak prosecution director Azlina Rasdi before judge Abdul Wahab Mohamed.

Previously, during cross-examination by lawyer Rajpal Singh, representing Yong, the 23rd prosecution witness disagreed with the lawyer’s suggestion that the accused did not rape the victim, instead the victim made up the accusation because she wanted to stop working as a maid and return to Indonesia.

However, Yap agreed with Rajpal’s suggestion that there were two unknown traces of DNA on some of the exhibits, which were not from the accused or his family.

She told the court she did not conduct an investigation to find out to whom they belonged.

Yap also said that there was a ‘wait and see’ note in the victim’s diary on July 6, 2019, the day before the alleged rape incident.

She said she had read the victim’s medical examination report from Indonesia dated April 8, 2019, before starting work at the accused’s house in May the same year and agreed with the lawyer’s suggestion that there was no specific medical report to confirm the victim’s mental condition at the time of the incident.

Azlina led the prosecution team comprising deputy public prosecutors Liyana Zawani Mohd Radzi and Mohd Fitri Sadarudin.

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Yong, 51, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of raping his maid at his residence in Meru Desa Park between 8.15pm and 9.15pm on July 7, 2019.

The case was earlier mentioned in the Sessions Court, but later transferred to the High Court for trial.

Yong was first charged in the Sessions Court on August 23, 2019, when he was Perak housing, local government, public transport, non-Muslim affairs and new villages committee chairman.


Earlier reports:

Aug 16, Paul Yong rape trial: No semen stains found on clothing, mop or mattress

July 13, Paul Yong rape trial: Maid claims she mopped semen stains off bedroom floor

July 12, Paul Yong rape case: Semen stains found on bedsheet, floor