Speed up probe into two ‘clear cut’ cases, says DCM

  • Nation
  • Friday, 26 Jun 2015

GEORGE TOWN: Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy is urging the police to hasten investigations into a house burglary case and a school bullying incident.

Dr Ramasamy described the two cases as ‘clear cut’ and said that the victims know the identities of the suspects.

“In October last year, a businesswoman’s house was burglarised and she lost RM5,000, RM40,000 worth of jewellery and a tablet. The woman suspects that her former employee could have been responsible for the theft.

Dr Ramasamy said the woman lodged reports on Oct 1 and Oct 7 at the Bukit Mertajam police headquarters.

“The woman sought my help on Nov 21 when there was no development and I wrote to the state legal adviser to look into the case.

“The state legal adviser’s office sent a letter to the Bukit Mertajam police headquarters on Dec 3 to request for the investigation papers to be sent to the office immediately.

“However, up till now, the complainant has yet to receive any response from the police or legal adviser’s office,” he told a press conference in Komtar yesterday.

On the bullying case, Dr Ramasamy claimed that police have yet to record a statement from the victim.

He said the 17-year-old boy was beaten up by a group of 10 boys with an iron chain and lock and a helmet in Nibong Tebal on May 25.

“The victim suffered injuries to his head, face, jaw, and body. Even though the victim is unable to speak he is still able to make a written statement.

He urged the central Seberang Prai and the south Seberang Prai district police chiefs as well as the state police chief to investigate the two cases immediately.

Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Rusli Mohd Noor declined to comment when contacted, while south Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad and state police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi could not be reached for comment.

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