Deputy minister accused of vice activities

By B Nantha Kumar and Teoh El Sen, Free Malaysia Today

KUALA LUMPUR: A police report has been filed against Federal Territories and Urban Well-being  Deputy Minister M Saravanan, accusing the latter of being involved in prostitution and drug activities.

The report was filed by Perak’s Kampung Tawas PKR branch chief MS Arjunan with the Brickfields district police headquarters here this afternoon.

Contacted by FMT, Arjunan said that he had received a letter, from an anonymous individual, via Pos Laju on Aug 11.

“I was shocked when I read the letter. It accused Saravanan of supplying college girls to VIPs as well as being involved in drug trafficking.”

“What was more shocking was that the writer also alleged that Saravanan was the illegitimate son of MIC president S Samy Vellu,” he added.

He said the letter also revealed that Saravanan had operated his alleged vice activities from a rented house in Gombak.

Arjunan believes that the letter was penned by a father of one of the girls involved in the alleged prostitution syndicate.

The PKR leader said he wanted the police to check the MIC vice-president’s background, and to determine if the contents of the letter were true.

He denied that there was any political or personal motive behind the report.

Saravanan: It’s purely politics

Saravanan was appointed deputy minister after the 2008 general election. He was one of three MIC parliamentary seat candidates to survive the political tsunami.

The businessman-turned-politician had worked himself up the political ladder from the grassroots level.

Saravanan is also known to be close to Samy Vellu, and had openly acknowledged the 74-year-old president as his mentor.

Meanwhile, Brickfields police chief ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid confirmed that a report was lodged against Saravanan.