Sexual harassment does not happen only to women, but men can be victims too.
Recently, TikTok user @iamhaikalaiman took to the his socials to share that how he was sexually harassed by a stranger in the men’s toilet at Sungai Buloh MRT station.
In the video, Haikal explained that the incident happened at around 5 pm when he was about to board the train to his home in Kajang after finishing work.
Before getting on board the train, he decides to go to the toilet at the station. He then noticed a Bangladeshi man waiting outside as he was about to enter the toilet.
“At the time, I didn’t think much of it. I thought maybe he also wanted to use the toilet. The situation in the toilet was very quiet and there were only the two of us inside,” Haikal said.
As Haikal was washing his hands at the sink, the Bangladeshi man approached him and ask where he was going.
“The guy was standing right next to me. I was wearing my earphones at that time, so when I saw him talking, I took out my earphones, and told him I was on way my home.” Haikal said.
“He then came up behind me and groped my butt with a smile on his face whilst saying ‘very nice’,” Haikal added.
Haikal was shocked by the incident and he did not know how to respond to the situation except to walk right out of the toilet before things got even worse.
“Before boarding, I was able to spot the man wandering around the escalator and the waiting area of the train station, away from the actual train,” he said.
Haikal said he felt terrible the whole train ride home and he only opened up to this friends and prayed he feel better.
In the same video, Haikal said he had lodged a police report regarding the incident and he believed that many had also encountered a similar situation, possibly with the same perpetrator.
Following the incident, he advised the public to be more aware of their surroundings, even in public areas.