Syed Saddiq adamant he was assaulted by Papagomo


SEMENYIH: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pic) is standing by the police report he lodged on being assaulted by Umno Youth Exco member Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, who is also known as Papagomo.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth chief and Muar MP brushed off the blogger's claims that the report lodged was false.

Following the report, Papagamo was remanded for three days at the Kajang police headquarters lock-up. He later claimed that he was "distressed" by the ordeal.

"We are emboldened by the truth. and I believe that I lodged a legitimate report over the incident and the police know that," Syed Saddiq said.

He made another statement at the Kajang police station on Wednesday (Feb 20) night and has chosen to leave the matter in the hands of the police.

"I have faith in the police to come up with a final report and take action," he said when met after a panel discussion titled "Conflict of Interest: Analysis and Recommendations on Preventing Political Patronage and Corruption in Malaysia" organised by the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism here on Thursday (Feb 21).

Papagomo was released on police bail on Wednesday after his remand order expired.

The 36-year-old was arrested on Feb 17 for allegedly assaulting Syed Saddiq who was exiting the Semenyih by-election nomination centre at Dewan Seri Cempaka on Feb 16.


   

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