Thursday January 31, 2013
Najib wants forensic report on guard’s death
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has requested that the forensic report on the death of security guard C. Sugumaran be submitted to the Cabinet.
He has directed Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to do this after MIC president Datuk Seri G Palanivel raised the issue in Cabinet.
The party’s strategic director S. Vell Paari said a second post-mortem will be conducted on the guard who died after allegedly being beaten by police and the public after he ran amok in Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat last Wednesday.
The first post-mortem showed he had died of a heart attack.
Vell Paari said MIC Youth would hold discussions with PKR leaders who have been assisting the family to identify an independent pathologist to undertake the second post-mortem.
“We want to consult them as we don’t want them to accuse us of hiding anything,” he said.
In PUTRAJAYA, a delegation led by MIC Youth Information chief S. Subramaniam handed over a memorandum to the Home Ministry requesting that a special commission be set up to investigate Sugumaran’s death.