Singaporean businessman claims trial to animal abuse
PETALING JAYA: A Singaporean businessman, who was caught on camera beating a guard dog in Puchong four months ago, claimed trial at the magistrate’s court here yesterday to inflicting pain and suffering on an animal.
Yee Kok Chew, 57, is alleged to have committed the act at a security guardpost in Jalan BK 6E/4 ( 1 ), Taman Melody, Bandar Kinrara in Puchong.
Deputy public prosecutor Shafiq Hasim from the Attorney-General’s Chambers, who appeared with prosecuting officer Mohd Faizal Aris from the Selangor Veterinary Department, requested the court to impose a RM3,000 bail.
The court was informed that the dog was being kept at the department's kennel.
Yee’s lawyer, Joshua Andran, did not object to the bail amount requested by the prosecution.
Magistrate Mohd Azali Ibrahim set bail at RM3,000 in one surety and fixed Sept 4 for mention.
Closed-circuit television camera footage, which captured the attack on the dog, named Furby, had gone viral, sparking outrage on social media.
The video showed a man beating the dog, and at one point, bashing it with a motorcycle helmet.
The man had earlier fallen off his bicycle as the dog broke free from its leash and barked at him.
This led to the violent beating.
Yee Kok Chew (centre) leaving the magistrate’s court in Petaling Jaya yesterday.