Yesterday, I had wanted to email to the Inspector-General of Police urging the swift police arrest and prosecution of the MCA MP for Ipoh Barat, Ho Cheong Sin on two criminal charges of assault and false police report to demonstrate police efficiency as well as that no Barisan Nasional leader is above the law.
College student, Ching Sze Wei, 21, of Bukit Hijau, Cheras had on Thursday lodged a police report at the Jalan Stadium police station, Kuala Lumpur that he was assaulted by Ho and other MCA members during a scuffle outside the MCA headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday at about 4.30 p.m. during a peaceful demonstration by members of political parties and NGOs against the MCA takeover of Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press and that he feared for his life during the incident.
Ching said that he and his friends, Loo Mei Kuan, 23, Wong Siew Hong, 20 and Chung Lee Peng, 23, had gone to the Wisma MCA to visit the International Chinese Book Exhibition, organised by Nanyang Siang Pau, and when he was leaving the exhibition, he saw both MCA and DAP members shouting at one another.
Curious to know what was happening, he and his friends stood behind the MCA members to watch. When both the MCA and DAP members shouted at one another as ‘running dogs’, Ching and his friends joined in and shouted ‘MCA running dogs’.
He was then assaulted by Ho and other MCA members.
Subsequently, Ho not only denied assaulting Ching, but even lodged a false police report that he was assaulted by the youth.
I had wanted to email to Norian Mai to inform him that the whole nation is watching as to how the police is handling the case of the MCA MP for Ipoh Barat committing the two criminal offences of assault and lodging a false police report, urging that the police should act with efficiency and despatch to bring Ho to book for committing the two criminal offences.
However, I was subsequently informed by my office that my email to the Inspector-General of Police could not be sent, as the Malaysian police is not online.
The Malaysian Civil Service Link, MSCL, described as “A single and official gateway to Malaysian Public Service information and online services” is not helpful at all.
Under the Ministry of Home Affairs, it listed six departments, including the “Royal Malaysian Police” which however draws a blank with the following announcement: “Directory Listing Denied. This Virtual Directory does not allow contents to be listed.”
As a result, my email had to be faxed instead to the Norian Mai. Why is the Malaysian Police so backward in IT and Internet usage?
Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has urged groups with opposing views over the MCA take over of the Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press not be to “too emotional” and described the fracas outside Wisma MCA on Wednesday as “an embarrassment to all”.
As Deputy Parliamentary Whip of the Barisan Nasional MPs, Abdullah should reprimand and discipline the MCA MP for Ipoh Barat for his disgraceful and gangsterish public conduct, as well as give the police full authority to act against Ho to demonstrate that the police does not practice favouritism and could act withour fear or favour even against Barisan Nasional MPs who have violated the laws of the land.
What is most reprehensible about Ho’s assault of Ching was that Ching and his friends did not go to the Wisma MCA as demonstrators, but to visit the book fair there, but who spontaneously shouted their disgust at the MCA’s takeover of Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press when they were leaving the bookfair - which explained why the youths were behind the MCA crowd rather than in front.
It is most regrettable that the MCA President, Datuk Seri Dr. Ling Liong Sik has not yet expressed any apology for the gangsterish behaviour of the MCA MP for Ipoh Barat.