Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Missing girls found living with foreign boyfriends, Nepalese faces charge

Sisters were found living with a Nepali believed to be one of the girls' boyfriend

Safe and sound: Poh Fong (left) and Poh Choo being escorted to south Klang police headquarters. 

KLANG: Two teenage girls who were reported missing last Wednesday have been found.

Police found Chen Poh Choo, 15, and her sister Poh Fong, 13, at about 2pm in Taman Sentosa, living with a Nepali believed to be the boyfriend of one of the girls.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mat Yusop said the girls had been sent to hospital to receive medical attention. “It is not known yet why the girls left their home.

“We have yet to investigate the foreigner. Let the police investigate and avoid listening to hearsay,” he said, adding that the girls had records of skipping school in the past.

The girls, who were present at the news conference, shook their head in refusal when ACP Mohamed asked if they wanted to go home.

He added that the girls would either be spending the night at the hospital or at a shelter. Reporters were barred from speaking to the girls.

Poh Choo and Poh Fong were reported missing at midnight on Thursday after they were last seen at noon on Wednesday before they walked to school from their house in Pandamaran Jaya.

Outside the station, the girls' father, Chen Fook Chai, said he had yet to see his daughters.

“The police told me my daughters have been found but I have not met them,” he said.

He admitted that his girls had disciplinary problems in the past but denied abusing them.

“They skipped school and had some disciplinary issues but nothing serious,” Chen said.

According to a source, the Nepali was detained by the police at 5pm yesterday.

The man, in his 20s, was believed to be living alone at a shoplot in Taman Sentosa for the past few months. His job is, however, unknown.

- By A. Ruban/The Star

Nepalese may face rape charge

KLANG: A 32-year-old Nepalese man who allegedly had sex with one of the sisters reported missing is being investigated for statutory rape.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mat Yusop said medical examinations revealed signs of penetration on the older sister.

“We believe the 15-year-old girl had sex within the time she disappeared last Thurs­day,” he told reporters here yesterday.

“We have since arrested the man, believed to be her boyfriend”.

ACP Mohamed said he was a general worker at a shopping outlet in Klang and would be remanded for two weeks.

He will be investigated under the Immigrations Act and for statutory rape.

Police found the missing girls at the Nepalese’s house in Taman Sentosa here at 2pm on Monday following a tip-off.

ACP Mohamed said investigations revealed that the girls had run away to be with their boyfriends.

When contacted, the girls’ father said they were getting impatient and wanted to see their daughters.

“I just want to know when I can see them again,” he said. “My wife waited at the hospital until 1am (on Monday) to meet them.”

Despite the latest revelations, he did not believe that they ran away to stay with their boyfriends, and wanted to know where they went.

In a separate case, ACP Mohamed said a gang of four men broke into the house of a 30-year-old IT officer in Bukit Jati and robbed the family of four at knife point.

“The gang members wore masks, gloves and had machetes,” he said, adding that they gained entry by cutting through the kitchen grille at 3.45am on Monday.

They made off with RM2,000 cash, RM7,000 worth of jewellery, four mobile phones, three watches and one laptop, he said.

“At 3.45pm the same day, a team of policemen arrested an Indonesian man in front of a money changer in Taman Sri Andalas. He is suspected to be part of the gang,” he said.

Police are looking for the other three men and believe they are responsible for seven other robberies in Banting and Klang.

By SHAUN HO shaunh@thestar.com.my