Saturday, January 8, 2011
Robengah had denied the rape accusation
A news portal, detik.com had reported that the Indonesian woman who had been reported allegedly raped by Malaysia's Information Communication and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim had vehemently denied the allegation.
Robengah informed that to four members of the Indonesian Workers Protection and Treatment Centre (BP3TKI) of the Semarang branch who had met up with her and her husband.
The 46-year-old woman stressed in a signed written statement that no sexual advances had been made towards her by her employer.
This is what she had to say about her former employer.
"I worked for eight years at Datuk's home. Everything was fine, I had never encountered any problem, especially related to rough treatment and inappropriate behaviour towards me,” she said in the statement.
"Datuk Rais Yatim is a good man. News reports going around saying I was raped are not true at all. I used to receive money and gifts from him while in his employ,” she was quoted as saying by the detik.com news portal.
"Usually we divide up our duties. I help in catering whenever a function is held in Datuk's home. Besides this I also open the gate when Datuk comes home,” she said.
"As such, news reports alleging that I was raped by Datuk are totally false,” she said.
Jumhur Hidayat, the chairman for National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers had revealed the denial to detik.com.
"The maid has denied the allegation in person and in writing that she was raped and subjected to inappropriate behaviour while working with her employer's family in Malaysia,” said Jumhur.
He said the maid had also made the denial to Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar.
"The maid, who returned to her village in Central Java province after leaving Malaysia, is now living in peace and calm in her tranquil village,” said Jumhur.
Therefore, an opinion by Mariam Mokhtar in Malaysiakini titled "Rape admission and domino effect" which is quoted as written below are biased and slanderous :
Robengah is one poor girl who did not want to tell her story because she feared that she would not be believed. That is on top of the humiliation and the fear. Well we are hearing her now and we will not let her story rest until justice has been served. Malaysians have turned the other cheek for far too long now.
The statement is biased, slanderous, and have Male fide towards the accused minister.
Therefore, if the investigation that had been taken over by Bukit Aman proved negative, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim should sue Malaysiakini and all the other opposition blogs for their defamation aimed to undermine his character as a Minister. Better still! Sue them until they become bancrupt.