“I wish to stress that it was a very cordial discussion with two-way feedback and we are very pleased to have cleared the air on this matter with both Ean and Nie Ching,” DAP national vice president M Kulasegaran told Malaysia Chronicle.
“Both have taken note and we leave it to their good judgement what they wish to do next. I wish to make it very clear, neither of them had any bad intention when they tried to help Chow,” Kula added, when pressed if the duo would apologize for their actions.
Meanwhile, Ean told Malaysia Chronicle he did not intend to slight animals. “If I can, I will use my position to help animals.”
Of the two, Ean has borne the brunt of the public’s anger because he was caught saying, “it was only a cat”.
Murder is murder
Ean and Nie Ching had created a furore amongst animal lovers and many Malaysians when they organized a press conference to plead for forgiveness for the 21-year Chow Xiao Wei, aka the Serdang Kitten Killer.
The activists were upset because they believed Chow should be handed over to the authorities for the sternest punishment.
“I have no comment on this matter. The authorities who are investigating the case will now decide what to do,” Ean told Malaysia Chronicle.
He reiterated that he agreed both human and animal lives were equally important.
A former shop assistant, Chow was captured on video torturing and then stomping to death 3 small kittens. The clip was loaded on You Tube and went viral, triggering a massive manhunt on social networks such as Facebook.
Chow claimed that she had been suffering depression because of her parents’ divorce, but her explanation was rejected by many Malaysians.
Who will protect life if not our lawmakers
Earlier this week, Malaysian Animal Welfare Society (MAWS), Malaysian Animal Rights Society (ROAR), Petpositive, and Lawyers for Liberty demanded that Nie Ching and Ean apologize to the public for their uncaring attitude towards animals and disregard for laws that protected life.
They delivered a memorandum of protest to a DAP delegation led by Kula in Parliament. In the memo, they also urged DAP not to field either Ean or Nie Ching in the next General Election.
“It is up to Ean and Nie Ching if they feel they should offer a public apology. Humility is never wrong, but again I wish to point out, they are not villians as they have been painted out to be,” said Kula.
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