SERIAN: Not one police report on Alladin Lanim’s crime — one of the world’s most wanted paedophiles — was received by Sarawak police.
This was disclosed by police commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail when asked whether or not any police report was made regarding the suspect’s heinous operation for the past 14 years in Lundu.
“No, not even one (case) was reported because of his modus operandi. The suspect prefers taking pictures and molesting the children, who are all males.
“It is just molesting, no penetration or others done,” he said at a press conference at the Serian police headquarters on Tuesday (Sept 21).
He added that they were still waiting for the report from the Bukit Aman Forensics Department to see whether the contents in Alladin’s phone could be accessed and recovered.
Once the police receive the latest information, they would refer to the deputy public prosecutor for further action.
Comm Aidi noted that they would receive the information soon, latest by next month as they are working with the Forensics Department to expedite the report.
When asked how many children had come forward to assist in the investigation, he said so far, only five had lodged police reports.
“We will try to gather more information and identify them if we are able to access the contents in the suspect’s phone.
“The children are mostly staying in the suspect’s neighbourhood, they also include children of oil palm plantation workers.”
When asked how many children were involved in the suspect’s crime, Comm Aidi could not provide the figures as he did not have the data and it could obstruct investigation.
The arrest of one of the global law enforcement’s most wanted child abusers was the result of the Royal Malaysian Police’s cooperation, especially the D11 unit in Bukit Aman and Sarawak CID D11 unit, with the Australian Federal Police and various other agencies in Malaysia.
On July 5, Alladin was arrested for possessing thousands of child pornography in his mobile phone, which led to an investigation under Section 10 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.
On Aug 16 and 17, Alladin was charged with 18 counts and was sentenced to 48 years and six months in jail and 15 lashes.
The accused is currently serving a prison sentence and several more charges would be proposed to the deputy public prosecutor in the near future.