Crime & Courts

E-hailing driver grilled for 4 hours in assault probe [WATCH]

KUALA LUMPUR: The e-hailing driver allegedly assaulted by a VVIP's escort was interrogated at Bukit Aman for nearly four hours today, starting at 11am. 

Ong Ing Keong, 46, who is also a deaf-mute, left Bukit Aman around 3.30pm. 

Accompanied by lawyers Latheefa Koya, N. Surendran, and an interpreter, Ong arrived at 10.45am.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, had previously directed all involved individuals to report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Bukit Aman to aid in the investigation. 

Razarudin emphasised a comprehensive inquiry based on recent developments, summoning all relevant parties, including implicated police officers.

Earlier, city police chief, Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa, said that the victim filed a report on the day of the incident, which was May 28, at around 1pm. 

Initial reports indicated an alleged assault, purportedly involving a bodyguard assigned to a VVIP.

Subsequently, the e-hailing driver, lodged a report saying that the matter was resolved and that he did not want to prolong the matter. 

The incident drew criticism from His Royal Highness Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the Regent of Johor, who deemed attempts to associate the royal institution with the alleged assault as unwarranted.

In a statement, Tunku Ismail condemned illegal actions or intimidation and urged authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the alleged misconduct by a police escort.

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