Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Oral Reply to Parliamentary Question on Sexual Harassment Reports by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health

Published: 27 February 2018


Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in the last five years (a) how many police reports have been made involving sexual harassment or insults of modesty (i) through the use of technology and (ii) which occurred at the workplace respectively; and (b) how many of such reports have been made by women and men respectively.



1. Sexual harassment and insults of modesty are offences under the Protection from Harassment Act and section 509 of the Penal Code respectively.


2. The Police do not track how many such cases involved technology specifically. However, from 2013 to 2017, an average of about 100 Police reports were filed annually for upskirting, with the use of mobile phones or other image capturing devices.


3. In the same period, an average of about 20 Police reports were filed annually involving harassment or insults of modesty occurring at workplaces.


4. About 97% of these reports were made by females.  


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