Sin­ga­porean busi­ness­man claims trial to an­i­mal abuse

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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.

PIC BY EIZAIRI SHAM­SUDIN

Yee Kok Chew (cen­tre) leav­ing the mag­is­trate’s court in Petaling Jaya yes­ter­day.

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