KUALA LUMPUR: A 29-year-old 'Datuk Seri', embroiled in an assault case involving three People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) members recently, is expected to be charge today, with obstructing public servants from discharging their duties.
His lawyer, Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent confirmed this when met at the Ampang Court complex here today.
"My client will be charge under Section 186 of the Penal Code at the Sessions Court here at about 3pm," he said.
The Section carries a maximum two years' jail, a maximum RM10,000 fine or both, upon conviction.
About 20 reporters from various media agencies camped outside the court premises awaiting the latest development in the case following the expiry of the man's four-day remand order today.
Last Friday, the 'Datuk Seri' was reported to have been allegedly involved in the assault of three Rela men – Ranbo Lee, 27, Jackie Leong, 21, and Melvin Cheong, 19 – when they asked him to move his Toyota Vellfire, which was obstructing traffic.
In the 6.30am incident, which happened near the Kau Ong Yah Temple in Ampang, Lee suffered bruises and swelling on his left eye. It was also understood that Leong was kicked and Cheong was hit on the back of his head.
The 'Datuk Seri' was also alleged to have offered RM10,000 to each of the victims to withdraw their police reports. The offer was said to have been made via a middleman.
Police were investigating the man for causing hurt and obstructing public servants from discharging their duties, under Section 324 and Section 186 of the Penal Code.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission meanwhile has launched an investigation into the claim that he had offered money to the Rela men.