Philip Among may face additional charges

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A Sabah politician who has been slapped with five charges of sexual harassment may face further charges, said state police chief Hazani Ghazali.


Hazani said police had completed two other investigations against the politician and businessman under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and for a breach of rules under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

He said the investigation papers had been submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for the next course of action.

“Whether additional charges are filed depends on the AG’s office now,” he said after witnessing outgoing acting Kota Belud police chief Mohd Airul Sukri handing over duties to Sahimi Husin, the new district police chief.

Phillip Among, who is a member of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR), yesterday pleaded not guilty to five charges of outraging the modesty of two women at the magistrates’ court here.

Among, whose real name is Philip Among @ Daniel Dell Fidelis, was charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code with molesting the women, who included an Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan beauty pageant contestant.

On the first charge, he is accused of using criminal force with the intention to outrage the modesty of a woman on April 17 at 11pm in a living room at Capsule Inn in Asia City here.

The four other charges allege that he outraged the modesty of the beauty contestant at four separate locations on May 19. – FMT

Earlier report: Jun 10, Phillip Among charged with 5 counts of sexual assault against 2 women