Dr Wee lodges police report on Indian egg import issue

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has lodged a police report following the fiasco that ensued after he highlighted the issue of egg imports from India.

The MCA president said that he lodge a report on the matter at the Cheras police headquarters at 1am on March 22.

"Last Friday (March 17), I also challenged businessman Deepak Jaikishan to lodge a police report after he denied calling me twice on March 13 at 9.51am and 9.52am respectively.

"I gave him three days to lodge the report but since he failed to do so, I lodged a report myself as promised," he said in a Facebook video on Thursday (March 23).

The Ayer Hitam MP reiterated that no one should misuse the name of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

"MPs are granted immunity to speak in the Dewan Rakyat under Section 63 of the Federal Constitution.

"Any form of abuse using the PMO’s investigation is regretted.

"I will let the police investigate this matter," he said.

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.

He said the individual had called him twice 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.

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.

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