It seems that no one can be feel safe anymore while taking public transportation as there are more cases of harassment taking place.
A woman recently took to Twitter to share how she was harassed by a middle-aged man while she was taking the MRT.
Woman gets harassed by random stranger inside MRT
In the now-deleted 31-second video, a man dressed in a red collared shirt and a black cap was seen sitting across the victim inside the MRT.
She claimed that the man had directed his phone camera towards her when she boarded the MRT but thought nothing of it as she assumed he was scrolling his phone.
However, she alleged that the man moved right in front of where she was sitting with the phone still directed towards her.
When she realised that she was being recorded, the woman shouted at the man and asked why he was filming her, adding that she would contact the police.
Panicked by her reaction, the man hurriedly went to delete the video from his phone and claimed that there “was no video” after the woman asked him again whether she should call the police.
For the rest of the MRT ride, the woman claimed that the man did his best to try to “act busy” with his phone.
Police urges woman to lodge report
The incident soon caught the police’s attention, where they said in a statement that they were alerted of it at 9.55am yesterday (May 11).
According to Cheras district police chief ACP Halim Jamaluddin, he said the video alleged that the incident took place inside the MRT heading towards Pusat Bandaraya from Cheras.
RapidKL has also responded to the incident, where they called upon the woman to provide further details about the alleged harassment.
Always be on the alert when taking public transport alone and contact the authorities if someone harasses you!