PETALING JAYA: The “Datuk Seri” embroiled in an assault case involving three Rela personnel may also have been investigated for prior offences, including assault and involvement in illegal money game businesses.
It is learnt that the 29-year-old businessman, who has a drug offence record, has also been identified as a person of interest in several other cases involving criminal syndicate activities.
Police are combing through these alleged offences while investigating the assault case involving the Rela personnel.
“We are not only investigating the assault case. We are also checking past cases that he is believed to be involved in,” Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said when contacted.
The suspect, whose remand is set to expire today, was arrested on Monday after he presented himself at the Ampang Jaya police headquarters.
He is also being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission following a claim by Rela platoon leader Ho Hoong Keong that his three injured subordinates – Melvin Cheong Mun Khai, 19, Leong Jiun Jie, 21, and Lee Weng Poh, 27 – lodged a police report on Monday over a RM10,000 “compensation” reportedly offered to them to withdraw the assault report.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim also confirmed that the suspect tested positive for drugs based on an initial urine test.
It was reported that the suspect’s car was blocking the road near a temple in Ampang last Friday morning.
He allegedly lost his cool and beat up three Rela members on duty when they asked for it to be moved because he felt that they did not show him enough respect.
A video of the incident shows the man hitting the Rela members, who did not fight back.
MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief and Rela honorary deputy commissioner Datuk Seri Michael Chong, who brought the issue to light on Saturday, said the three Rela members had earlier spoken to the man’s driver but the “Datuk Seri” allegedly proceeded to attack them.
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