IMF Chief to be charged with attempted Rrape:but Malaysian Government give Reward to UMNO Rapist

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahnwill be charged with a “criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape,” a police official told reporters late Saturday.

He was expected to be arraigned overnight before a Manhattan judge.

Strauss-Kahn, one of the world’s top international diplomats responsible for handling financial crises, was taken into custody at John F Kennedy International airport after boarding an Air France plane bound for ParisNew York police spokesman Paul Browne said.

A 32-year-old maid filed a sexual assault complaint after fleeing a hotel room at the upscale Sofitel in Times Square where the alleged incident occurred, Browne said.

Strauss-Kahn, 62, who has been considered a possible Socialist Party candidate in the French presidential election next April, left the hotel after the incident, the police spokesman said.

Browne gave Reuters an account of events which led to the state charges against Strauss-Kahn. “She told detectives he came out of the bathroom naked, ran down a hallway to the foyer where she was, pulled her into a bedroom and began to sexually assault her, according to her account.

“She pulled away from him and he dragged her down a hallway into the bathroom where he engaged in a criminal sexual act, according to her account to detectives. He tried to lock her into the hotel room,” Browne added.  RELATED ARTICLE

TAN SRI ABDUL RAHIM TAMBY CHIK STRESSED THAT HE HAD RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL “NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY” IN THE SEX ACT.

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FORMER MALACCA CHIEF MINISTER TAN SRI ABDUL RAHIM TAMBY CHIK STRESSED THAT HE HAD  ”NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY” TO REVEAL WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE SEX ACT.LIKE

BACK IN 1994, THE THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF MALACCA, ABDUL RAHIM THAMBY CHIK, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL (UNDER MALAYSIAN LAW, SEX WITH A MINOR CONSTITUTES STATUTORY RAPE). LIM GUAN ENG, CURRENTLY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AND THE THEN MP FOR KOTA MELAKA, SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE RAPE OF A MINOR AFTER THE GIRL’S GRANDMOTHER-CUM-GUARDIAN, WHO WAS ALSO LIM’S CONSTITUENT, TURNED TO HIM FOR HELP.
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HOWEVER, FAR FROM DESERVING JUSTICE, BOTH LIM AND THE SCHOOLGIRL RECEIVED THEIR “DUES”. LIM WAS JAILED FOR THREE YEARS FOR SPEAKING UP AGAINST THE RAPE WHILE THE GIRL WAS GIVEN THREE YEARS “PROTECTIVE CUSTODY”. AS FOR RAHIM, BECAUSE OF THE RAPE AND PENDING CORRUPTION CHARGES, HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN, AFTER A 12-YEAR STINT AS MALACCA’S CHIEF MINISTER.
BUT THE JUDICIARY SAW RAHIM ESCAPE PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME COMMITTED; THIS CAME ABOUT AFTER THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR WITHDREW THE CHARGE CITING LACK OF EVIDENCE. THE CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST RAHIM WERE ALSO DROPPEDREADMORE http://suarakeadilanmalaysia.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/tan-sri-abdul-rahim-tamby-chik-stressed-that-he-had-raped-a-15-year-old-schoolgirl-national-responsibility-in-the-sex-act/

Browne said he does not have diplomatic immunity. He is expected to be brought to court on Sunday.

According to New York state law, a criminal sexual act includes engaging in oral sexual conduct.

The allegation will be a major worldwide embarrassment to the IMF, which has authorized billions of dollars in lending programs to troubled countries and has played a major role in the euro zone debt crisis.

Strauss-Kahn was on his way to Europe for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday.

It follows the announcement on Thursday the IMF’s No. 2 official, John Lipsky, plans to step down in August when his term ends.

The IMF managing director has yet to say whether he will run for president, although French opinion polls put him as a clear winner over conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy if the two faced off in an election.

“The NYPD realized he had fled, he had left his cell phone behind,” Browne said. “We learned he was on an Air France plane. They held the plane and he was taken off and is now being held in police custody for questioning.”

The maid “was brought by EMS (emergency medical services) to the Roosevelt Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries,” Browne said.

The woman has not been named. Strauss-Kahn took over the International Monetary Fund in November 2007 for a five-year term scheduled to end next year.

Before that, he was a French finance minister, member of the French National Assembly and a professor of economics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

The IMF declined to comment and IMF board officials told Reuters they had not been informed officially of the incident.

Past controversy

Strauss-Kahn has faced controversy before. In October 2008, he apologized for “an error of judgment” for an affair with a female IMF economist who was his subordinate. An inquiry cleared him of harassment and abuse of power, although he was warned by the fund’s board of member countries against further improper conduct.

Strauss-Kahn apologized to the woman, Piroska Nagy, and his wife, French television personality Anne Sinclair, as well as to IMF employees for the trouble he had caused.

Since taking over the IMF, he has won plaudits for putting the fund, the world’s main overseer of the global economic system, at the center of global efforts to cope with the financial meltdown of 2007-09.

Strauss-Kahn introduced sweeping changes at the global institution to ensure that countries swamped by the financial collapse had access to emergency loans. He was pivotal in brokering a bailout program for IcelandHungaryGreeceIreland, and recently Portugal.

He has also overseen internal changes that have given emerging market countries, such as China,India and Brazil, greater voting power in the institution, and weighed into thornier issues by urgingChina to allow its currency to rise in value in a dispute with the United States.

Based in Washington at the IMF’s headquarters, Strauss-Kahn has continued to spend a lot of time in France, fanning speculation he was considering re-entering politics as a presidential candidate.

Lipsky’s planned departure and now Strauss-Kahn’s detention raises questions about a possible leadership vacuum should the IMF chief be charged by U.S. authorities or face possible discipline by the IMF board.

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