Kayveas lodges reports against Murugiah, three others

(Bernama) – The feud between People’s Progressive Party (PPP) president Datuk M Kayveas and former party supreme council member Senator Datuk T Murugiah deepened when Kayveas lodged police reports against Murugiah and four others today.

When met at the district police headquarters here, Kayveas said he made the police reports against Murugiah and former supreme council members, Dr NA Shanmuganathan, M Jeyaratnam, SG Jothi dan R Rajendran, for filing a false report on him.

He said the action was necessary to stop these individuals from further tarnishing his name.

“I have been keeping quiet all this while, but they have become increasingly bold and continued to make disparaging statements against me.

“I will no longer keep quiet but will take action against them in accordance with the law,” he said.

Kayveas said all four police reports were made in his capacity as a PPP official, party president, partner of the legal firm Messrs Blanche & Kayveas, and as an individual.

“I also lodged a police report on behalf of my wife Datin Blanche Olbery who is now the Malaysian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea,” he said.

On June 23, Shanmuganathan lodged a complaint with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged irregularity by Kayveas in producing the PPP financial report.

According to Shanmuganathan, the report sent to the Registrar of Societies in May this year contained false and confusing information.

He also alleged that Kayveas had used the party’s money for his legal firm.

With regard to this, Kayveas said the MACC had on Sept 25 informed him in a letter that the complaints were not valid, hence the case was closed.

“This proved that the report made against me was false and aimed only at tarnishing my good name. “Murugiah should no longer hold any government position as he was sacked from the party. But how could someone who is in government create trouble in a party of the ruling government?” he said.