Datuk Seri Liow Soon Hee has surrendered to police on Friday (May 17) to help with investigations into rioting at an entertainment outlet in Jalan Klang Lama.
Liow is the same Datuk Seri was involved in a high-profile assault case in front of a temple in 2017. He was charged with three counts of causing grievous hurt to two Rela volunteers in that incident.
City Deputy CID chief Asst Comm Alzafny Ahmad said Liow, 31, surrendered at the Brickfields police headquarters at around 3pm Friday. He was accompanied by his lawyer.
“We took his statement and interrogated him before releasing him on bail.
“This brings the total number of arrests in connection with the case to 15. We are still tracking down several other witnesses and suspects connected to the case,” he said.
On May 3, a group of men armed with sticks barged into the Jalan Klang Lama outlet at about 9.20pm and damaged over RM200,000 worth of property, including furniture and equipment.
Following the incident, police hauled in 14 men, aged between 26 and 27.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident was spurred by jealousy over a woman.
Some of the suspects interrogated by police said a prior fight had occurred in a pub in Cheras before the attack.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim had said that police were looking for four suspects in connection with the case. One of the suspects was Liow.
It was reported last week that a lawyer representing Liow approached Mazlan to discuss the matter.
Mazlan maintained, however, that Liow must turn himself in or face arrest.
Alzafny said a bodyguard, who was one of the four sought by police, has also surrendered to police.
“We are now waiting for another person of interest linked to this case to come back from overseas, and he is expected to surrender once he is back,” he said.
Earlier report: May 10, Police Seek ‘Datuk Seri’ from Rela Case over Attack on Old Klang Road Nightclub