Cop apologises to doctor
KUALA LUMPUR: The police officer responsible for “wrongly” arresting a doctor has apologised for the incident, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said following the apology, the issue has been resolved amicably.
“The police officer involved has apologised to the doctor. There were criminal activities going on in the area and the doctor happened to be at the location police were conducting an operation.
“The doctor was wrongly arrested and the matter has been resolved in the best way,” he said when winding up the ministerial reply on the 2017 Budget.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also home minister, was responding to V. Sivakumar (DAP-Batu Gajah), who asked for a clear explanation on the ministry’s action.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had reportedly said the incident was regrettable, but refused to apologise.
He had insisted that Dr Thanendran Renganathan was to be blamed for creating suspicion by running away during the raid on Oct 7, which was conducted to nab suspected robbers near the Serdang Hospital.
The incident, which occurred at a food stall near the hospital, left the doctor injured and traumatised.