Estonia ex-PM apologises for sexual harassment in KL

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – Estonia’s former prime minister has apologized for himself and his trade delegation regarding alleged sexual harassment in Kuala Lumpur.

In a statement on Oct. 12, former PM Taavi Rõivas apologized for the improper conduct of delegation members and admitted some of the complaints were about him.

Roivas was leading a trade delegation for 10 days in September to Singapore and Malaysia.

The incident occurred at a Kuala Lumpur bar on Sept. 21 where delegation members and Rõivas behaved improperly toward women in a verbal and physical manner.

One of the victims accused a delegation member of sexual harassment and said the individual pulled up her dress and groped her.

Due to the alleged improper conduct of Rõivas, some have called for him to resign as vice president of the Estonian parliament.

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