DAP lawyers will accompany Edi Rejang to record statement at station, says Lim


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  • Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP lawyers will accompany the man who berated a beer promoter in a video that went viral recently to record his statement at the police station on Thursday (Nov 22), says Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng.

"I heard the police is hunting Edi Rejang this morning.

"So since I was the one who lodged the police report, DAP lawyers will accompany him to go meet the police in charge of the case at IPD Ampang Jaya for him to give his statement.

"Edi promised to give his full cooperation to the authorities," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Wednesday (Nov 21).

Asked if the matter should be resolved, Lim said it was up to the police and the victim whether they wanted to pursue the case.

"It is up to the promoter to settle it out of court, or accept the apology. It is not for me to say," he said.

On Tuesday (Nov 20) night, the man apologised to the victim and the public in a 45-second video clip posted on Twitter.

"I would like to apologise publicly to all Malaysians including the female promoter.

"I admit my fault and I regret my actions towards the promoter," he said.

The man, who identified himself as Edi Rejang, added that he hoped the issue would not be dragged on any further.

In a separate 45-second video posted on Twitter, Edi was seen in a press conference together with Lim.

On Monday (Nov 21), a video clip of a shopper berating a beer promoter for giving out beer samples in the alcohol section of a hypermarket went viral on social media.

In the video, the girl remained calm even though the shopper scolded her and demanded to know if she was promoting the beer to "anyone", including Muslims.

The beer promoter who was berated by a shopper while conducting beer sampling activities has decided not to pursue the matter, says Carlsberg Malaysia.

In a statement on Wednesday (Nov 21), Calsberg Malaysia said it was saddened by the incident, adding that it respects the promoter's decision and is extending every assistance possible to her while monitoring the situation.

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