Mohd Azis hailed for swift action in upskirt video-taking incident

Nur Aqidah Azizi

SEREMBAN: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman’s prompt action in sacking his aide who was caught recording an upskirt video of a woman at a shop in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday has been lauded.

State Women, Family and Welfare Affairs committee chairman Nicole Tan said the swift response epitomised the new approach of the Pakatan Harapan government in demonstrating respect for women.

“Men should… not belittle or degrade women. I understand that this act (of peeping on the underwear or sexual organs of innocent victims) is a (common) sexual tendency.

“But… it shows disrespect towards women. Men should imagine how (they would feel if) the same act is committed against their mother, wife, daughter or sister,” she said in a statement here, today.

Tan added that the practice of respecting women should be nurtured from childhood so that it can become one of the foundations of society’s development plans.

On Saturday, a female worker at the Solaris Dutamas Kuala Lumpur optical store lodged a police report after she discovered a man – believed to be an officer to Mohd Azis – had recorded an upskirt video of her using his mobile phone while she was conducting an eye test on the deputy minister.

CCTV footage of the incident – which clearly shows the aide committing the crime – has since gone viral on social media.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page yesterday, Mohd Azis said that the officer had been sacked with immediate effect, and that he would never tolerate such behaviour. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd