MELAKA: Police have opened an investigation into a police officer who allegedly had an affair with a married woman, after the incident went viral on social media.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Christopher Patit said the woman’s husband had lodged a report on the misconduct of the 36-year-old officer, who is attached to the Ayer Keroh police station.

“This case will be further investigated, taking into account various elements.

“We also need to send the video footage to forensic experts so that we can verify the truth of the information.

“I will not compromise on any misconduct, and action will be taken if the allegation is true,” he said, Bernama reported.

ACP Christopher said an investigation would be conducted by the state contingent police headquarters’ Sexual, Women and Child Investigation Division (D11) and Department of Integrity and Standards Compliance.

He also said the police officer was still on duty and that the case would be investigated under Section 498 of the Penal Code.

Earlier, a post went viral on Facebook in which a man claimed that his nine-year marriage was being wrecked by a third party, with the affair going on for about a year.