BUTTERWORTH, Feb 26 – An Indonesian woman told the Sessions Court here today that her boyfriend had offered RM100 to two policemen for them to release her for allegedly not having a valid travel document. The 26-year-old woman, the prime witness in a rape case involving three policemen, said this when cross-examined by lawyer R.S.N Rayer, representing Constable Syahiran Romli, one of the three accused. As a result of that, she said, her 52-year-old boyfriend was hand-cuffed, but was later released when she agreed to be taken to the police station while waiting for her boyfriend to collect her travel documents and then bring them to the police.
However, Rayer could not proceed with the cross-examination as the woman was not feeling well. This resulted in Judge Meor Sulaiman Ahmad Tarmizi to set April 29 to continue to hear the case. Besides, Syahiran, the other two accused are Corporal Nik Sin Mat Lazim, 33, Constable Remy Anak Dana, 25. They are charged with committing the offence at Room 4 of the Perai police barrack here between 6.40am and 7.30am on Nov 9, 2012. The three policemen are also charged with committing unnatural sex with the woman at the same place, time and date.
Nik Sin and Remy are represented by lawyer Abdul Roni Rahman., while deputy public prosecutor Suhaimi Ibrahim prosecuted.