Police have identified the person behind the circulation of nude photographs of Selangor executive councillor (exco), Elizabeth Wong.
Petaling Jaya OCPD, ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said police would record statements from the man soon and initial investigations revealed that the suspect had several nude photographs of the 37-year-old politician in his possession.
“We will also be calling a journalist, who informed the Bukit Lanjan assemblyman about her nude photographs yesterday. So I hope everyone will be patient until we complete our investigations,” he told a press conference here today.
Arjunaidi said the police have yet to receive the nude pictures and that it was to early to determine whose image actually appeared in the photographs.
He confirmed Wong had lodged a police report at the Damansara police station in Petaling Jaya at about 11.05 pm yesterday after a journalist informed her about the circulation of the photographs.
“However, the report was not complete as she was only informed by a third person (journalist)on the circulation of nude photographs. She (Wong) told the police the photographs were taken when she was sleeping.
“I would like to advise those having the nude photographs to surrender them to the police and assist us in our investigations,” he said, adding that police were investigating the case under Section 292 of the Penal Code for possessing pornographic materials.
Meanwhile, Wong has described the circulation of the pictures as a malicious attack on her.
She said in a statement today that the circulation of the photographs constituted a gross outrage on her modesty and invasion of privacy.
“It is being done by unscrupulous persons to embarass and discredit me. It’s like invasion of sanctity of my personal life.
“I’m the victim in this incident and yesterday I had lodged a police report over this matter and will give my fullest cooperation to the police in their probe,” she said, adding that she would not speculate publicly about the person or persons responsible.
Wong, who is also the tourism, consumer affairs and environment exco in Selangor, said her family members, supporters, friends and members of her constituency were behind her and continue to give her their full support.
“I would like to appeal to the media to please give me and my family some space to breathe. So that I can weather this huge challenge.
“However I will continue with my service in serving the people of Selangor faithfully,” she added.