The Star, Jul 26 2009
GEORGE TOWN: Several MIC Youth leaders are expected to be
called up to facilitate investigation over the attack on M. Satees, a
political aide of Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy on Thursday. State
police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said several other
people would also be called up to have their statements recorded.
Satees lodged a police report on the matter on Friday.
DCP Ayub said the case was being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for causing hurt.
is learnt that among those who would be called up were Maika Holdings
chief executive officer S. Vell Paari, MIC Youth co-cordinator T. Mohan
and Pahang MIC Youth leader G. Kumar Aamaan, the man whom Satees
alleged had punched him on the left cheek.
“We will summon those
who are involved in the fracas and those who witnessed it. It does not
matter where they are from. As long as they are involved, they will
have to come forward to assist in investigation,” he said after
launching a unity programme at SMK Air Itam on Saturday.
On Thursday, Satees claimed he was punched by an MIC leader for questioning the party over Maika Holdings.
said he merely told off a group of about 20 men to resolve the Maika
shares matter first before trying to resolve the Kampung Buah Pala
The incident happened in Komtar after the group had
presented a memorandum to Ng Wei Aik, the political secretary to Chief
Minister Lim Guan Eng over the village issue.
DCP Ayub said police would be deployed to Kampung Buah Pala on Aug 3, the day when demolition of the houses was to take place.
will be there to maintain public order. We will act within the
provision of the law and if needed, we will call for back-up,” he said.
Ayub also said that police would call up several people to have their
statements recorded over a police report lodged against Lim by Kampung
Buah Pala Residents’ Association legal adviser Darshan Singh Khaira.
Darshan Singh had lodged a report against Lim for "repeatedly denigrating and insulting" him and his religion.
is learnt that among those who would be called up by the police
included Lim, Darshan Singh and journalists from an English tabloid and
a Chinese daily who broke the news that Lim had allegedly questioned
Darshan Singh’s use of his Sikh name when he had converted to Islam.
Samy Vellu & Pahang MIC Youth leader G. Kumar Aamaan the assailant