Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dr charged for breaking Hindu idols in Ipoh Temple asked to enter his Defence

Media statement by M. Kula Segaran MP Ipoh Barat in Ipoh on 29th September 2016

Dr charged for breaking Hindu idols in Ipoh Temple asked to enter his Defence.

On 24th April 2016 at Sree Muneeswaran Amman Kovil Temple, Ipoh, Dr. Fathi Munzir Bin Nadzri aged 29 was alleged to have destroyed deities in the temple.

The accused was charged under Section 205 of the Penal Code for destroying the statutes in the temple and is also charged under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive Substance and Offensive Weapon Act 1958.

The matter was heard on 4 August 2016, 5 August 2016, 12 August 2016 , 7 September 2016 and 8 September 2016 respectively . The matter came up for decision today and the Judge delivered the decision stating that a prima facie case has been made out and the accused is to enter his defence.

However the Dr accused stated that he chooses to remain silent and will not not testify to the charges. .

The defence case has been fixed on 17 October 2016 and 18 October 2016. Defence Counsel Tun Ammar has stated that there will be three witnesses to be called and out of which one witness is a psychiatrist.

Case was heard before Sessions Court Judge Ikmal Hishan bin Mohd. Tajuddin

Head of prosecution Perak Deputy Public prosecutor (DPP) Yusaili Amer prosecuted

Lawyer Watching brief for the DAP M. Kula Segaran

Lawyer Watching Brief for the temple Mr. Garry Xavier

Lawyer Watching brief for MIC Mr. Rajendran

M. Kula Segaran

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