Monday, May 18, 2009

Court orders Tian Chua to enter defence for biting cop (Update)

KUALA LUMPUR: Batu MP Tian Chua @ Chua Tian Chang, 46, was ordered Monday to enter his defence for biting Constable Rosyaidi Anuar who was carrying out his duties in Jalan Parlimen on Dec 11, 2007

Magistrate Mohd Faizi Che Abu said he believed the evidence given by Constable Rosyaidi.

“The credibility of Constable Rosyaidi is not to be questioned. He has no reason to punish the accused other than to get away from being bitten.”

The magistrate also said that his behaviour that did not show a criminal mind as he had “immediately reported the matter to his superior.”

Besides that, the magistrate said that the testimony from Dr Norlizawati Ahmad confirmed that the policeman’s injuries were consistent with bite marks.

The PKR information chief,46, is charged with hurting Constable Rosyaidi Anuar at about 10.45am on Dec 11, 2007, while the latter was performing his duties at the entrance to Parliament House.

He is charged under Section 332 of the Penal Code which provides for up to three years jail or fine or both, if convicted.

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