Businessman Nicky Liow, who is accused of assaulting three Rela members, has been remanded for four days.
- Suspect also uses ‘Dr’ on his business cards
- Believed to be the chairman of a company which invests in various businesses
- DPM wants the case to be a lesson to others
The remand order was issued by magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali today after an application from the police.
The 29-year-old Datuk Seri is being remanded to assist in the investigation under Section 186 of the Penal Code for preventing public servants from carrying out their duties and under Section 353 for using criminal force to cause fear to the public servants and stop them from carrying out their duties.
The suspect, clad in a white shirt embroidered with the Winner Dynasty Group emblem, jeans and sandals arrived at the Ampang Magistrate’s Court at 9.30am. At 10.50am, he was accompanied by police into the courtroom for the remand proceedings.
The media easily identify the suspect by his copper-dyed hair.
Two men, believed to be his companions, were seen waiting in the vicinity as pressmen took videos and photos.
Liow is believed to have obtained his title from Pahang.
He was arrested at 4pm yesterday after surrendering himself at the Ampang Jaya district police headquarters.
Liow will also have to face the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which will look into allegations that he had offered the victims money to “settle” the issue, the New Straits Times website reported.
“This case must be a lesson to others, so that in future there will not be any similar incidents,” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was quoted as saying.
He added that the ‘Datuk Seri’ title the man had at such a young age was not a licence to behave in such a manner.
“I do not want to touch on credibility of his title here but for a man whose so young with such a high title, he should know how to respect others and act in public. If you want to be respected you need to learn how to respect others first,” Zahid was quoted as saying.
It is learnt that Liow, who uses the honorific ‘Dr’ on his business card, is the chairman of a company which invests in several businesses such as real estate and property, healthcare, jewellery, travel, entertainment, e-commerce, and other financial instruments.
Earlier report: Oct 30, Datuk Seri in Rela Assault Case Surrenders in Grand Style