Contacted this morning, Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar confirmed the arrest.
“He was arrested in connection with a criminal intimidation case.
He had allegedly scolded a teacher at the school located in USJ8 last
month,” he said.
The police chief also stressed that it was a “normal case and had nothing to do with politics”.
Murali, whose remand ends tomorrow, also had several police reports
lodged against him in the past for alleged criminal intimidation.
Zainal said that the police were also investigating those cases.
Meanwhile, PKR vice-president N Surendran told FMT that at the
moment, the party would not hold an internal inquiry into the matter.
“We are aware of his arrest but as far as we are concerned, Murali
is just being investigated. We don’t know if there is any substance to
“But if the teacher files a complaint with PKR, then the disciplinary committee will investigate the matter,” he said.
Friday November 12, 2010, The Star
PKR man vents anger at Kok and council chief
PUCHONG: Tension was high at the meeting on the temple
dispute yesterday when Puchong PKR chairman S. Murali berated
Kinrara state assemblyman Teresa Kok and Subang Jaya Municipal Council
president Datuk Adnan Ikshan.
Kok had come to visit SJK (T) Castlefield
together with Adnan shortly before a press conference was scheduled to
begin. Murali said Kok and Adnan had no business coming to the school.
“Why are you coming now? You should have come before the demolition,”
Murali said while pointing at Kok. “Do you think that Tamil schools are
cow sheds?” Kok replied that she had no knowledge that the temple store
would be demolished.
“Don’t simply shout at me,” she said. Murali
accused Kok of only visiting the school to gain cheap publicity. Adnan
responded by saying that he was not there to create any trouble. “I am
only here to help resolve certain issues with the school and the temple
authorities,” he said.
“Please get out of this school. All of you are
not wanted here,” an emotional Murali shouted. Kok and the press members
then walked out of the school compound and held the press conference at
PKR suspends division chief
S Murali's party membership has been suspended with immediate effect after he was found guilty of four charges.
JAYA: Puchong PKR division chief S Murali has been suspended from the
party after being found guilty of several misdemeanors.
The suspension of Murali’s membership would take place immediately, said PKR disciplinary committee chairman Dr Tan Kee Kwong.
Tan said the committee had received complaints from four PKR members
earlier this year and had heard all cases and an explanation from
The complaints against Murali included:
- Criticising the Selangor state government in the media in relation to allocations given to Tamil schools
- Rioting/ disturbing a dialogue chaired by Selangor state exco Dr
Halimah Ali at the Selangor state secretariat and leading a group of men
to attack a Mr S Kumareval there.
- Acting harshly towards Seputeh MP Teresa Kok when she was visiting a Tamil school in Puchong
“Unanimously, the committee found that he was guilty of those
accusations,” said Tan, adding that the political bureau had been
notified of the decision yesterday.
Last Sunday, Murali was in the news after he was arrested by the
Subang Jaya police for allegedly threatening a school teacher in USJ.
It was learnt that there were numerous reports of criminal intimidation lodged against Murali.