I would like to thank all who have turn up in support of and in solidarity with Paul Yong Choo Kiong when his case came up for case management this morning at the Ipoh Sessions Court.
I also would like to thank the 7 lawyers from various ethnic back grounds ( Malay, Indian and Chinese ) and of both gender willing to be the defence counsels for Paul Yong Choo Kiong. It is good to see all races and all genders involved in the defence of justice as justice knows no ethnic, religious nor gender discrimination.
Out of the large crowd who turned up ,as anticipated and discussed in my meeting with Paul Yong yesterday ( we have received information earlier ), there was a small group of people who have planned to capitalise on Paul’s case for their own agenda in total disregard to Paul’s feelings and interest. Paul has informed me that this group has nothing to do with him. As anticipated this small group tried to cause confusion and to create the impression that there is friction between Paul Yong and the DAP Perak State leadership by calling for the resignation of YB Nga Kor Ming , the DAP Perak Chairman. This is far from the truth. DAP Perak through YB Nga Kor Ming has on repeated ocassions expressed our full support and solidarity with YB Paul Yong Choo Kiong.
All elected DAP Perak representatives turn up in full force to show support and solidarity with YB Yong Choo Kiong this morning except those who are overseas on official duties. YB Paul Yong has been informed earlier that YB Nga Kor Ming is in Kazakhstan for the Euro-Asia speakers conference. YB Sivanesan is in India while YB Loh Sze Yee is in Uganda.
We were also surprised this morning by the disclosure of the Indonesian maid’s lawyer that his client is possibly a political pawn.
In an equally surprised response, the Deputy Public Prosecutor said that the person who made the police report concerning a possible political conspiracy in Paul’s case did not come forward to assist in the investigation. This is totally untrue. I am the person who lodged the police report and have given my full cooperation to the police. The police have recorded my statement. The police have also recorded the statement of the witness who supplied me with the information.
I call on the police to quickly conduct a full investigation into the possibility of a political conspiracy in Paul Yong’s case as has been reported by me to the police.