Bukit Aman police grill disabled e-hailing driver for more than four hours

KUALA LUMPUR – The disabled ehailing chauffeur who claims he was assaulted in an incident by a member from a VIP escort, spent over four hours at Bukit Anman to give his statement.

Ong Ing Kwang, 46, left the Federal Police Headquarters at around 3.30pm yesterday after entering at 10.40am.

Latheefa K. Koya, N. Surendran and a sign language translator were with him.

Surendran stated that officers of the Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) recorded Ong’s statements.

“JIPS officers conducted an internal investigation on the assault that involved Ong. They indicated that the perpetrator had been an escort of the police. Therefore, they are investigating any possible misconduct.

He told reporters yesterday outside Bukit Anman that “they are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the withdrawing of the victim’s original report, the supposed agreement and the matters that took place in the Brickfields Police Headquarters.”

Surendran stated that the officers recorded very detailed statements.

Last week, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Comm Datuk Isa Rusdi said that the police received a complaint about the assault by the driver with a disability at 1pm May 28.

He said that the victim filed a second complaint at 9.59pm on the same day, saying the matter had been resolved and he didn’t want to prolong the investigation.

The victim claims that he also received RM800 as a settlement.

Surendran stated that the investigation should be made public as it is in the public’s interest.

The Brickfields Police are also investigating the assault, he said.

He said: “We hope that both investigations are concluded quickly and the Attorney General Chambers make a swift decision.”

Surendran did not exclude the possibility of Ong being called up again, as there are currently two separate investigations.

Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, the Inspector-General Police Tan Sri had earlier said that police would carry out a thorough investigation and summon all parties involved.

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