Rep plans to sue deputy Speaker over pepper spray attack

(The Star) THE assemblyman who claimed he was attacked with a pepper spray by Perak deputy speaker Hee Yit Foong plans to take legal action against her, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Aulong assemblyman Yew Tian Hoe said he suffered eye injuries as a result of the spray.

During one of the shouting matches in the recent controversial state assembly sitting, Yew said he had wanted to question Hee over her decision to take over the running of the assembly session.

Yew added that he wanted to prevent Hee, the Jelapang assemblyman, from chairing the assembly. That was the time Yew alleged he was attacked with a pepper spray.

Reporters were unable to get a clear view of the alleged incident as the assemblymen had all grouped together and were shouting at each other. Yew had lodged a police report in Taiping. He said discussions with his lawyers were still on ongoing.