Surprising Reactions to Palestinian ‘Peeping Tom’ in Malaysia
A palestinian Arab studying in Malaysia has been arrested for perving on female students (hat tip: Michal).
A Palestinian student was detained yesterday for allegedly peeping into a house occupied by local female students in Cyberjaya, near here.
Sepang district police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said a female student lodged a report after receiving information from her neighbour that a suspected Arab man was peeping into her home.
“The man had opened the toilet window and stood next to it to take a peek inside and take a pair of pants belonging to the woman’s housemate. The man’s actions were recorded by the complainant’s neighbour before he fled,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Wan Kamarul Azran said the woman then went to check on the back balcony and found that a pair of long grey pants belonging to her housemate was missing, adding that no one was in the toilet at the time of the incident.
“The Palestinian man was arrested at about 4pm yesterday in Mutiara Ville, and police also seized his mobile phone, shirt, trousers and slippers he was wearing, but the woman’s pants were not found. The investigation is still ongoing,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Sections 509 and 379 of the Penal Code
Here is footage taken by the neighbor. His “bravery” seems reminiscent of that of many of his brethren.
What is really interesting about this is less the story and more the reactions. Remember, Malaysia is considered to be a very antisemitic country. According to an ADL survery from 2014, 11 million out of the adult population of 18.7 million harbored antisemitic attitudes. And you may remember just how vile their past president “Mahitler” Mahathir Mohamad is.
True, some of the reactions to the story are what you’d expect.
But many more aren’t:
None more than this: