MIC men accused of roughing up Jui Meng

Johor PKR chief was allegedly manhandled after a meeting with NRD offcials in an attempt to resolve stateless Indians issue.

K Pragalath and G Lavendran, FMT

PUTRAJAYA: PKR vice president Chua Jui Meng who is also Johor PKR chief was allegedly manhandled by MIC members after a meeting with National Registration Department (NRD) officials in Putrajaya this morning.

“It is shocking that the police allowed MIC gangsters into a federal government building. There were about 50 MIC members waiting outside the meeting room.

“When we stepped out of the room after the meeting, about seven to eight of the MIC goons manhandled Chua, pushing and shoving him,” said N Surendran.

Surendran, the PKR vice president had earlier led a delegation comprising Chua, Latheefa Koya, Charles Santiago and R Sivarasa to meet NRD director general, Jariah Mohd Said.

They were representing hundreds of people in a bid to resolve the issue of stateless Indians.

Surendran said a police report will be lodged against the MIC members who roughed up Chua. “We will also release a video which proves the assault,” he said.

MIC Youth information chief S Subramaniam was quick to deny Surendran’s allegation.

“We were there as part of a special task force. Chua reacted harshly when one of our members asked what he had done for the community when he was in the cabinet,” he said.

Chua was Health Minister in the BN government from 1990 to 2004. He joined PKR in 2009.