KUALA LUMPUR: A police report should be lodged by controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan if it isn’t true that he rang up Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong on March 15 over the issue of eggs importation from India.
Dr Wee said an individual named Deepak had called him twice on March 15, with the first call on WhatsApp lasting 33 seconds before being abruptly cut off at 9.51am and the second phone call at 9.52am of over seven minutes.
"If Deepak Jaikishan feels that anyone was impersonating him and called me, I urge him to lodge a police report to clear his name.
"I’m ready to cooperate with the police and I will reveal all the evidence that I have," said Dr Wee during a press conference in Parliament on Thursday (March 16) morning.
Dr Wee’s remarks came following a media statement by Deepak on Wednesday (March 15) where the controversial businessman denied calling the MCA president over the issue of eggs.
Dr Wee also said that aside from the police, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and related telco companies should also investigate the matter.
Dr Wee also revealed the phone number that allegedly called him on March 15.
"By using the TrueCaller app, one can find an individual with the name 'Deepak J Tekwani' linked to the number," said Dr Wee.
A check by The Star on the TrueCaller app showed that the number was registered as "Deepak J Tekwani" before it was quickly changed to Arabic words that translated to "washing machine maintenance".
Dr Wee also showed the profile picture of the number on WhatsApp, which initially showed a picture of a man in a blue suit.
However, Dr Wee noted that the profile picture was changed to Tesla founder Elon Musk after his speech in Parliament on Wednesday (March 15).
"I noticed at about 6pm, the profile pictures have changed. I think you are very familiar with him," said Dr Wee in reference to Elon.
Meanwhile, Dr Wee also said he had to speak out in Parliament because he was an MP and his responsibility was to raise issues of national interest in the August House.
Dr Wee said that although he was a backbencher MP, it doesn’t mean that he would fully support government policies if there were flaws.
"As an MP, I'm duty-bound to serve as a check and balance. We shouldn’t come here (Parliament) and be a 'yes-man' to everything," added Dr Wee.
On March 15 in Parliament, Dr Wee said he was told by Deepak to issue a clarification on the egg shortage issue following alleged discussions with the PMO.
Over the course of less than a week, Dr Wee had received two legal letters from J&E Advanced Tech Sdn Bhd, one on Feb 28 and another on March 2.
The issue began on Feb 22 when Dr Wee raised the issue in the Dewan Rakyat while debating the motion of thanks on the Royal Address.
During his debate, he warned that the government would face a barrage of criticism if the chicken egg shortage was not resolved as Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri approaches.
Dr Wee also brought out three different eggs – one from India, a locally-produced egg and an Omega 3-enriched egg to show their size difference and cost.
The eggs imported from India were white-shelled and weighed between 50g and 55g, which could be classified as Grade D eggs in Malaysia.