Yup, the tone and manner of this article from The Star is not quite right.
The woman who alleged that a former Cabinet minister had outraged her modesty now wants to withdraw her report, claiming she “misunderstood” the incident. Really?
The 30-year-old promoter at a lounge in a five-star hotel here, in a statutory declaration sent to Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail through her lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, said she was “sensitive and moody” at the time of the incident last Thursday. Were you trying to fix him, and changed your mind or do I detect coercion here?
She said she had known the former minister over the past five years, and that he had acted in jest without any bad intention. However, she said she felt offended at that time due to her “complicated mood which led to her lodging a police report the next day. Hmm…
The woman also said she regretted lodging the police report, as there was no intention on the part of the former minister, who is still an MP, to outrage her modesty or act inappropriately. You can read minds eh?
She said she was used to the VIP’s jokes and “rough ways” and had never objected to his actions nor felt offended by it previously. Mmm…someone plays rough eh?
“I cannot remember exactly the conversation between me and the VIP although in my statement to the police I may have said something else. Selective amnesia?
There is more to this than meets the eye.