Family finds hidden camera in toilet of rented vacation house in Ipoh

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A family of five found a hidden camera in the bathroom of their homestay in Ipoh.

The family, who lives in Segambut, had been on a short vacation during the Hari Raya break and rented a room in the capital city of Perak state.

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said the family had been taking turns to shower in the only bathroom in the house when one family member noticed something unusual.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Mr Lim said: "He was the last one in. When he took off his clothes, he noticed a strange hole on the ceiling."

"He quickly put his clothes back on and got on a chair to check it out."

Called the cops

Mr Lim said the 31-year-old man realised that it was a closed-circuit television camera and called the cops.

The police arrived at the scene and told the homestay manager to unlock all the rooms in the house.

"They discovered a small room with a computer inside, recording the footage from the camera," said Mr Lim.

The computer contained videos of the man’s girlfriend taking a bath.

The manager claimed that the camera had been placed in the bathroom to watch for thefts.

Lodged a report 

"When the man lodged a report at the Sungai Senam police station, he said the investigating officer did not take down his statement but instead asked him to settle the case with the homestay owner."

"The case was classified as a civil case by the investigating officer," Mr Lim said.

The family then approached Mr Lim for help.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said he was aware of the case and was looking into it.

Source: The Star