Police to probe Saravanan over firearm in waist photo


(The Star) – Police are expected to question MIC vice-president Datuk M. Saravanan over a photograph showing a firearm tucked in his waist.

The photograph, which went viral on Facebook, was taken at the MIC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

Saravanan, who is Tapah MP and Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, had said he was a licensed owner of the firearm since 2003.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa told a news portal that Saravanan would be probed for alleged intimidation.

“A licensed private firearm cannot be openly shown as this could cause intimidation,” Tajuddin said adding that Saravanan could also be probed for negligence over a statement he made that he had previously left the pistol in his vehicle.

Tajuddin said police had yet to receive any report of criminal intimidation over the incident.