A Datuk, who was arrested for intimidating and slapping a man and a waitress at a steamboat restaurant in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, has been released on bail after the court refused to extend their remand
The Datuk along with his friend, another suspect involved in the assault case, was released on bail after a bid by the police to extend their remand was rejected by the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court
"The investigating officer's application to the court for (further) remand in this case has been rejected," said their lawyer Datuk Suraj Singh, as reported by The Star earlier today, 17 January.
The two men, aged 42 and 39, were on two-day police remand, which expired on Saturday.
According to Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisa, police are in the midst of completing the investigation
"We expect to refer the investigation paper to the deputy public prosecutor on Monday," he said.
The Datuk has a prior criminal record for criminal intimidation.
Prior to this, it was revealed that the young man who was assaulted by the Datuk is the son of another influential Datuk
The victim in the hot pot incident is the son of Datuk Kwan Foh Kwai, a well-known person in the construction industry and is also the acting president of the Perak Chinese Assembly Hall.
According to Luxchem Corporation Berhad's website, Kwan is the group's current independent non-executive chairman. He was appointed to the position in March 2020.
Kwan made it known that it was his son who was assaulted by the Datuk because he does not want the Internet to make unfair comments about his son.
"It is regrettable that this happened. We called the police on the night after the incident," he revealed, adding, "In order to prevent the surfacing of unfair posts about my son, I will not deny my son's identity."