‘Hotpot’ Datuk and second suspect out on bail


PETALING JAYA: The Datuk and another individual involved in an assault at a hotpot restaurant have been released on police bail.

This came after a bid by the police to extend their remand was rejected by the court, according to their lawyer Datuk Suraj Singh.

“The investigating officer’s application to the court for (further) remand in this case has been rejected, ” he said yesterday.

Both suspects were brought to the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court at about 11am after their two-day remand, from Friday, expired.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the police were in the midst of completing the investigation.

“We expect to refer the investigation paper to the Deputy Public Prosecutor on Monday, ” he said.

The assault, which took place at Tropicana Avenue on Tuesday, was a hot topic among Malaysians as it not only involved a titled person but the alleged victims is a Datuk’s son.

Perak Chinese Assembly Hall deputy president Datuk Kwan Foh Kwai confirmed his son was slapped during the incident.

In two videos that have gone viral, two victims, including Kwan’s son were slapped.

The initial police report stated that the other person who was slapped was a waitress but Chinese vernacular newspapers reported that she is the victim’s girlfriend.

The heated argument is believed to have started after the victims complained about the noise the suspects were allegedly making at the restaurant.

Meanwhile, social media continues to be abuzz about the case.

Online posts about the female victim being a daughter of EcoWorld Malaysia executive chairman Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin or Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap have been denied by the business leaders.

Another misinformation about the case is that the person who recorded the video is Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, wife of Westports executive chairman Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam.

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