PRESS RELEASE : The torture and killing of a kitten in Serdang recently has shocked the nation. The sickening scene was captured on CCTV and widely distributed on the internet. The perpetrator has since confessed to the crime and is identified as 21 year old Chow Xiao Wei.
However, we are appalled by the conduct of two elected representatives from the DAP who organised a press conference for this criminal, supposedly to enable her to confess her crime and apologize for it. The two are Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah and Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching. As elected reps, they should have handed over this lawbreaker to the authorities for action according to law. It is no part of their duty to organise press conferences for criminals guilty of heinous crimes. These two elected reps do not seem to take seriously the crime of animal abuse. As elected reps they should have shown more respect for the law.
The monstrous act of this woman is a criminal offence under s.44 of the Animal Act 1953. The fact that the victim of this act is an animal, does not make it any less a crime. The fact that the perpertrator had a troubled family background is simply not an acceptable excuse. Neither must she be allowed to escape criminal prosecution simply by virtue of an apology. It must be clearly understood that she is not the victim here!
We call upon the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and the police to take immediate steps to apprehend and charge this person in court. We do not seek vengeance, but we must insist that justice be done.
M’SIAN ANIMAL RIGHTS SOCIETY(ROAR)
ANTHONY THANASAYAN ( 012-2203146)
M’SIAN ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY FOR DISABLED ASSOCIATION( PETPOSITIVE)
SHENAAZ KHAN ( 016-2956996)
M’SIAN ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY (MAWS)
FADIA NADWA FIKRI
LAWYERS FOR LIBERTY(LFL)