Malay Mail Friday, March 11th, 2011 (Pictures by PET+BLOGSPOT)
Friday, March 11th, 2011 14:05:00
PETALING JAYA: Animal rights group accused Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah and Serdang Member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching for taking the Serdang cat killer issue lightly.
Ean Yong, a Selangor executive councillor, and Teo arranged for the Press conference last Sunday when Chow Xiao Wei, 21, admitted to being the Serdang cat killer, apologised and promised not to do it again.
Assisted Animal Therapy for Disabled and Elderly president Anthony Siva Balan Thanasayan said Ean Yong and Teo should have handed Chow to the police for further action.
"Although what Chow did was cruel, by letting her expose herself to the public, her life has been threatened by people who want to cause her bodily harm," he said.
"If Ean Yong and Teo were sincere, they should offer free legal service to Chow if she is brought to court."
Anthony also wondered if Ean Yong and Teo would have organised a Press conference for a self-confessed rapist who wanted to apologise publicly.
"Just as a rapist should be punished, an animal abuser should face the law," he said.
"It seemed as though they wanted to protect Chow by portraying her as a victim and all that a culprit needs to do is say sorry and everything could be forgiven and forgotten," he said.
Now NGOs want Ean Yong to apologisePETALING JAYA: "It's just a cat," Selangor executive councillor and Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah allegedly commented during a Press conference at his office last Sunday when Chow Xiao Wei, 21, confessed to being the Serdang cat killer and apologised.
Tomorrow, Malaysian Animal Welfare Society, Lawyers for Liberty and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) plan to protest at the Democratic Action Party (DAP) headquarters here before handing over a memorandum to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, demanding a public apology from Ean Yong and Serdang Member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching.
A spokesperson for Lawyers for Liberty said political parties should not defend a criminal act and the culprit must face the law.
Ean Yong told The Malay Mail: "I didn't say such a thing, someone is trying to make me look bad. I suspect all this is politically motivated."
Apparently, Ean Yong has already clarified the matter with NGOs.
However, animal lover N. Rajesvaran claimed that Ean Yong had also blurted out "It's just a cat" in a casual manner when they were having a conversation.
READ: 'Serdang cat killer' faces second police report
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