Exco charged with rape to carry on duties — for now

Yong Choo Kiong

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IPOH — Nov. 19, 2019: Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong who is on trial for allegedly raping his Indonesian maid has been allowed to resume duties for now — until the High Court decides on his application for his case to be transferred from the Sessions Court.

A statement from the Perak Mentri Besar’s office says that Yong had expressed his intention to resume duties as exco and Tronoh assemblyman on the principle that he is innocent until proven guilty.

Until the High Court decides on his application, Paul Yong has the responsibility to attend the ongoing state assembly and to answer questions related to his portfolio, reads the statement.

On August 23, Yong pleaded not guilty to the charge of raping the maid at his house in Meru. — Bernama



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