Cops seek witnesses after Prabakaran’s MPV pelted with eggs

Batu MP P Prabakaran had parked the vehicle near a restaurant on Jalan Ipoh to attend a meeting on Friday night.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating a police report lodged by Batu MP P Prabakaran that his multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was pelted with eggs.

“We ask whoever that has any information on this to please come forward and assist us with our investigation,” said Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim at a police mass wedding ceremony at the police training centre on Jalan Semarak today.

It was reported that the white vehicle was pelted with eggs on Friday night while parked behind a restaurant along Jalan Ipoh about 11pm.

Sentul police chief S Shanmugamoorthy confirmed a police report was lodged yesterday.

He said the case had been classified under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief and damaging public property, he added

“There has been no arrest so far,” he said.

Last week, 14 NGOs from the Batu constituency had urged the country’s youngest MP to step aside to trigger a by-election to enable former Batu MP Tian Chua to contest again.

Some of the egg shells found near the vehicle. (Facebook pic)

On Nov 6, the Kuala Lumpur High Court had ruled that Tian Chua was qualified to contest in the May 9 general election last year.

He had initially been barred from contesting in the general election due to a RM2,000 court fine previously imposed for insulting a policeman.

As a result, the Batu parliamentary seat was won by Prabakaran, a law student, who had stood as an independent candidate.

In Tian Chua’s absence, his candidacy was endorsed by Pakatan Harapan.