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Two Remanded Four Days Over Probe Into Tenggaroh Rep's Murder
The remand order was obtained by the head of the Johor prosecution unit, Deputy Public Prosecutor Abd Rashid Daud, and two deputy public prosecutors, Husmin Hussein and Sharizal Shaari. Krishnasamy, 61, who was also the Johor MIC deputy chairman, was shot dead inside the lift at the Johor MIC headquarters in Jalan Segget at about 2.30pm when he was on his way to a meeting there last Friday.= == = == = ==
Two MIC office clerks quizzed over murder
JOHOR BARU: Two clerks at the state MIC headquarters are being questioned over the murder of Tenggaroh assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy. The man and woman, in their 40s, were taken from the MIC office in Jalan Segget here at yesterday. Krishnasamy was shot dead by a gunman in a lift on Jan 11. A personal assistant to Johor MIC chief Datuk K.S, Balakrishnan and a driver, who were detained a day after the murder, have been released.
In Petaling Jaya, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Ismail Omar said police have quizzed several more people in connection with the murder. It is learnt that police have recorded statements from more than 24 people – mostly MIC politicians. Among them were MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan, Balakrishnan, Gambir assemblyman M. Asojan and state division chiefs. Samy Vellu had said that Krishnasamy told him he received death threats a week before the murder.= == = == = == = ==
Aide held over killing released
JOHOR BARU: The aide of Johor MIC chief Datuk K.S. Balakrishnan who was arrested by police in connection with the killing of the party’s deputy chief, has been released. Balakrishnan said his personal assistant, in his 60s, was released yesterday. The state party chief said he was ready to give his full co-operation to assist in police investigations into the murder of Datuk S. Krishnasamy. “If the police want me to give a statement, I am ready,” he told reporters. Johor Police Chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hussin Ismail was not available for comment. The man was detained at Balakrishnan’s office in Menara Ansar on Monday.
It is learnt that another man, believed to be a driver, was detained in Segamat on Sunday night. MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu had his statement recorded by police in
“I met Krishnasamy on Dec 17 and he told me he received death threats but did not go into details. “Police said they wanted to record my statement and that is why they wanted to see me,” Samy Vellu said after attending the national Ponggal celebrations at Menara Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Samy Vellu said the police wanted to confirm whether Krishnasamy had received death threats and if there was any other information. He said he would not appoint anyone to fill Krishnasamy’s MIC position for the time-being, adding that he would wait for the investigations to be completed. On death threats received by several senior MIC leaders the day Krishnasamy was killed, Samy Vellu said it was “normal” for politicians to get threats. “I have been in politics for over 40 years and I too have received threats but we will carry on with our work,” he said. On the setting up of a MIC hotline to help the Indian community, Samy Vellu said the office was still being renovated and the system was expected to be ready in two months.= = == = == =
I Won't Replace Anyone In Place Of Krishnasamy, Says Samy Vellu
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"I have been a politician for 40 years and I have received so many death threats within that time that I can write a book on it. "This country is a country of law and order and leaders have the capacity to protect themselves," he said. On the special hotline MIC promised to set up for the Indian community, Samy Vellu said it would be ready in two months after his office renovation was completed with a room where the calls would be recorded and dealt with by special officers. The Works Minister also said he had brought up requests from certain quarters to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to declare Thaipusam a public holiday in the
An Aide To Johor MIC Chief Assists Probe Into Assemblyman's Murder
"He was detained to help in the police investigation into the case," said Balakrishnan, who is chairman of the State Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee. Meanwhile, it is learnt that an employee of Krishnasamy has also been detained to help in the investigation. Krishnasamy, who was also Johor MIC deputy chairman, was shot dead on Friday in a lift at the Johor MIC headquarters as he arrived for a meeting.
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UPDATE: 2008/01/13 - this MCA Deputy mini-minor-Minister always has NOTHING new & much to say as he is NOT privy to the latest info.
Kuantan: Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Fu Ah Kiow on the murder of Tenggaroh state assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy on Friday, Fu said police were looking for the suspect and urged those with information to contact them. He also advised the public not to speculate on the incident or relate it to other issues as police had yet to determine the motive behind the killing. He urged the public to remain calm as public safety and security had not been compromised. On the effectiveness of the Internal Security Act to curb the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) activities, Fu said it had in a way helped contain illegal demonstrations. "The situation improved after we invoked the ISA (against Hindraf leaders)."
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No Suspect Identified In Krishnasamy's Murder, Says IGP
ABOVE & BELOW: IGP at JB Crime scene. Blowing a lot of empty hot air in all cases investigated viz Chua S L, Krishnasamy, Nurin & Sharlinie & the Penang RM40M Microchip Case. All their fishing nets NATO made - full of holes to catch anything.
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Asked whether the suspect in Nurin Jazlin Jazimin's case has been nabbed in Dang Wangi, Musa said: "I was informed they are investigating." Eight-year-old Nurin was sexually assaulted and killed in September last year. On Wednesday, five-year-old Sharlinie Mohd Nashar disappeared when playing in a playground, about 200m from her house in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya. Police have thrown a dragnet for the abductor.
Security Guard Matching Child Abductor Photofit Arrested
The man who has been a security guard at the building for the past one year was picked up by police and then taken back to the building at . The suspect was clad in a black T-shirt and handcuffed while his head was covered with a piece of cloth. He is said to have three sons. A forensic team was also seen at the building. Police took the man out of the building after one and a half hours later. Meanwhile, sources said Bukit Aman also arrested a man in Chow Kit at about last night in connection with the child abduction-molest cases in Kampung Baru last year.
At today, the five victims were taken to the abandoned building in two police vans and left the building 20 minutes later. The media were barred from taking their pictures by family members who accompanied them. Bernama learned that a room in the building had been cleaned up by the security guard and furnished with a cupboard, television and mattress. It has an attached bathroom. A black motorcycle belonging to him was also recovered from the scene. The man is said to have taken his children frequently to the room although the grounds of the building were unkempt with overgrown grass and plants. A friend of the security guard said the man often worked the night shift and had been working there for the past one year.
"The building was vacated more than three years ago. A security guard was placed there to prevent trespassers," he told Bernama. Sal Group director Abd Latif Ghani denied that the building belonged to the company as reported by the media. On Wednesday, Sharlinie Mohd Nashar, 5, went missing about while walking home after playing with her eight-year-old sister at a playground, about 200 metres away from their house in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya. Earlier, on Monday Nur Fateha Zaidi, 6, was reported missing at 5pm after she was abducted by a man on a motorcycle in nearby Desa Sepakat but was later found wandering in Wangsa Maju three hours later.
ABOVE: The "cat-man", a security guard was arrested in an abandoned building and another in Chow Kit last night and BELOW: The house (at junction of Jalan Semarak and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak) where Nurin was supposed to be kept. 5 children abducted were taken there but were unable to identify the house. So another "wild goose chase" for the Police perhaps. This is the classical police response when there is public pressure; they would made "some arrest" to show that they are still investigating the case.
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Sunday, UPDATES: 2008/01/12; Krishnasamy murder
Business rivalry not ruled out in murder; NST
In October 2006, DAP MP S. Kulasegaran lodged a police report against Krishnasamy for manhandling him during the Maika Holdings annual general meeting.(see details BOTTOM) The Tenggaroh assemblyman is the second MIC man to be shot dead. In 2000, Lunas assemblyman Dr Joe Fernandes was gunned down at a traffic light junction on his way home from one of his many clinics.
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TANGKAK: The late Tenggaroh assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy’s remains were cremated at the Kwang Ee Crematorium near here at about yesterday. MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu and other state as well as national MIC leaders attended the cremation. The moment Krishnasamy’s body arrived at the crematorium, it started raining heavily until after the cremation.
An MIC member from Segamat said the rain were the “tears of God who cried over the death of a very kind man”. While temple priests were reciting prayers, Samy Vellu was seen wiping tears from his eyes. Segamat MIC division chief A. Nadarajah said Krishnasamy was a good leader and had no known enemies, including within the party. He said he had known the assemblyman for many years and knew how caring he was, adding that the Indian community in Labis had lost a very helpful leader. Labis MIC Youth chief A Sivarajah said MIC had lost a considerate leader who always thought about the people, especially the Indians in Johor. In SEGAMAT, the crowd came with wreaths and penned condolence messages in a book placed outside the late assemblyman’s house. Family members and relatives wept as the cortege left the house at .
Earlier in the morning, Krishnasamy’s second child Rajkumar, 33, thanked everyone for their support and said that his father had worked tirelessly to ensure no community was left out in the government’s development programmes. The family also asked the press not to speculate and allow the police to investigate the killing.
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Krishnasamy Received Threats A Week Before His Death, Says Samy Vellu
ABOVE: Samy was at the home (BELOW) of the deceased to pay his respcets
SEGAMAT, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- State Assemblyman for Tenggaroh Datuk S.Krishnasamy received several threatening calls a week before he was shot dead yesterday. MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, who is Works Minister, said Krishnasamy, who was Johor MIC deputy chairman, informed him of the threats before he left for
ABOVE: The wife was inconsolable to overcome the grievous sudden loss. BELOW: the 2nd Son read out a statement asking people not to speculate what happened to Krishnasamy but to leave it to the police to do the investigation.
"What happened to Krishnasamy can happen to anyone else," he said. He said a circular had been issued to all MIC assemblymen and members of Parliament on the need to take extra precautions to ensure their safety. Samy Vellu said that presently, there were some people within the Indian community who created agitation including in writing to show that the MIC and its elected representatives did not work for the benefits of the community. This was very dangerous because the aim was to sow hatred towards the MIC and its elected representatives, he said. "They write as though the people hate us a lot. When people think we are no longer useful, perhaps a shoot to kill can occur," he said.
Asked whether he believed that Krishnasamy's murder was politically motivated, Samy Vellu said he was not sure. "I cannot say whether it has something to do with politics, a private matter or in connection with the constituency. An elected representative has many connections," he said. However, he said, an elected representative should not be afraid when facing threats from irresponsible quarters. Samy Vellu also said that he was disappointed with the laxness of security at the Johor MIC building and the absence of security guards at the premises when the shooting took place. "I have told the Johor MIC chairman to place new security personnel and install closed-circuit cameras to know who come in and out of theoffice," he said. He also ordered all state MIC offices to review the security aspect of their premises.
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MORE PICS & Video – Krishnasamy MIC Tenggaroh assemblyman Gunned down in Lift in MIC HQ; Vithiya Mohan, MIC Puteri found body at about 2.10pm 2nd MIC Assemblyman Killed in Similar Manner.
ABOVE: Photo fit of man in his early 30s has been identified as the main suspect in the murder; Indian, medium-built and about 152cm tall. An eyewitness saw the man, who was dressed in a black shirt and jeans, running away. The man fled the scene in a red motorcycle heading towards Jalan Wong Ah Fook
UPDATE: from STAR
Johor MIC deputy chief Krishnasamy killed by hitman
JOHOR BARU: Tenggaroh state assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy was shot dead point blank by a gunman in a lift at the state MIC headquarters in Jalan Segget here. The State MIC deputy head was shot once below the left eyebrow, a mark of a professional hitman. The bullet went through to the back of his head. Police are looking at all angles and have not ruled out political or business rivalry, or even money lending and gangsterism as motives. The brutal murder occurred at just as Krishnasamy arrived at the party headquarters for a committee meeting and had entered the lift. The killer is said to have followed him in and shot him while they were in the lift. Eyewitnesses saw a man, dressed in a black shirt and jeans, running away from the building carrying a package and a helmet. He then rode off towards Jalan Wong Ah Fook on a red motorcycle.
Johor Police Chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hussin Ismail told a late night press conference that the suspect was in his 30s, medium-built, about 152cm tall and was an Indian. Cops have thrown a dragnet around the state to prevent the killer from escaping as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi expressed his outrage and demanded that the killer be caught quickly.= = == == = == = == == Original Post Below
Abdullah Shocked, Condemns Killing Of Krishnasamy
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has expressed shock over the murder of Tenggaroh State Assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy in Johor Baharu this afternoon, and described it as a cruel and despicable act. He said he wanted the perpetrators of the crime to be brought to justice swiftly.
ABOVE: The Johore MIC HQ and BELOW: The lift where the killing took place
He was found slumped in a pool of blood in the lift at about by Johor MIC Puteri chief R. Vithiya Mohan (ABOVE). The motive for the murder is not known. A witness said he saw a man leaving in a hurry from the building on a motorcycle shortly after he heard what sounded like a gunshot.
In PUTRAJAYA, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak described the killing of Krishnasamy as an incident that has shocked the entire nation.
Expressing his condolences to Krishnasamy's family, Najib said such killings (of politicians) were not part of the culture of this country. "I am saddened by what has happened. It has shocked the entire country. I hope everyone will give their cooperation and leave it to the police to conduct investigations. "The Inspector-General of Police (Tan Sri Musa Hassan) has said police are working swiftly to get to the bottom of it (murder). It's not the first time... previously it (killing of a politician) happened to the Lunas assemblyman... but this (political killings) is not a culture here. "So we have to find out why this happened... whether it was personal or something else. We want to know the motive," he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the National Disaster Relief Managament Committee at his office. In November 2000, Lunas assemblyman Dr Joe Fernandez, 54, who was also the Kedah MIC deputy chairman, was gunned down by a motorcyclist at a traffic light junction in Bukit Mertajam.
ABOVE: Samy Vellu issued a statement condemning the killing
MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu also expressed shock over Krishnasamy's tragic death. "We have lost a strong and capable leader. I regret the loss of a very hardworking leader who has done a lot for the Malaysian Indian community," he said. Samy Vellu, who is also Works Minister, said Krishnasamy was a close friend, a hardworker and a high performer in politics. "He maintained his constituency well and was constantly in touch with the grassroot members. His death will be a great loss to the community," he added. In the 11th general election in 2004, Krishnasamy, who was born on
Family In Deep Shock Over Krishnasamy's Slaying
ABOVE & BELOW: The gasket being taken home
"All of us (family members) are waiting for his body to arrive at our home in Bandar Putra, Segamat, except my eldest sister Rani (BELOW, being consoled by husband), who is at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) in Johor Baharu waiting for the post-mortem process to be over," said Raven, whose other siblings are Raj Kumar, 33, and Rathika, 30.
Krishnasamy, who was also the Johor MIC deputy chairman, was shot dead in a lift at the Johor MIC headquarters in Jalan Segget here by an unidentified assailant during lunchtime today. Meanwhile, Krishnasamy's brother, Selvam, 49, when met at the HSA's mortuary, said his brother was a responsible family man. "He was a good man. The last time I met him was several months ago. I received news about his murder at today in
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M'sian ethnic Indian politician shot dead in JB office
I am stunned and am very sad about Krishnasamy's killing and I want to extend my condolences to his family,' Bernama quoted Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as saying. Johor Deputy Police Chief Mohammad Mokhtar Mohammad Sharif said a special unit had been set up to investigate the killing. Although political violence is rare in
A party spokesman said he 'could not speculate' on the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which comes as the MIC is embroiled in a row over the treatment of ethnic Indians in
MIC Chief Samy Vellu has sided with the government, and been criticised for failing to adequately address the complaints of his constituents who say they are marginalised in terms of education, wealth and opportunities. Vellu said he was saddened by the death of his close friend. 'Krishnasamy was a dedicated and visionary politician and a close friend of mine,' he said in a statement. 'The party has lost a voice of the people.' MIC is a senior member of Badawi's 14-party ruling coalition. Abdullah is widely expected to call snap elections in the coming weeks. Around 7 per cent of
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Johor MIC assemblyman shot dead
Datuk Krishnasamy Shiman
JOHOR BARU: Tenggaroh Assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy was shot dead in the lift at the state MIC headquarters in Jalan Seget. Krishnasamy, who is state deputy MIC chief, was shot by a gunman just as he was about to attend a meeting at about . Police have cordoned off the area around the MIC building and forensics team has been sent to the crime scene.ABOVE: The the state MIC headquarters in Jalan Seget and BELOW: The MIC members were in a stste of shock. This is the 2nd time an Assemblyman was shot - seven years ago the Kok Lunas Dr Joe Fernandes was also killed by a lone gunman
ABOVE: He was gunned downed by two shots at the lift entrance and BELOW: The body was taken away
ABOVE & BELOW: Instead of waiting for the Ambulance the body was taken away by an MPV
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State Assemblyman Found Shot Dead In
R. Vithiya Mohan (ABOVE, recalling her gruesome find in the lift), the Johor Puteri MIC chief, had found the body in the lift. No weapon was found near the body. According to a witness, a man was seen leaving the place hurriedly on a motorcycle. Krishnasamy is the second MIC state assemblyman to have been shot dead. In November 2000, Lunas state assemblyman Dr Joe Fernandez, 54, was shot by a pillion rider on a motorcycle when he stopped at a traffic junction in Bukit Mertajam. Krishnasamy, who is also a member of the MIC national central committee, became the state assemblyman for Tenggaroh in the 2004 general election. He was also the MIC Labis division chief. Taman Datuk Chellem MIC branch head S. Arumugam said before Krishnasamy entered the MIC building, he (Arumugam) had lunch with him at a restaurant in Jalan Trus, about one km away, together with three MIC divisional heads.
"We just chatted...Datuk (Krishnasamy) had nasi campur," he said. After lunch, Krishnasamy excused himself as he wanted to attend a meeting at the MIC building and left in another car, he said. Arumugam said upon reaching a car park outside the MIC building, he heard two women crying in the building. Vithiya, meanwhile, said she wanted to take a lift to go to the 5th floor but was shocked to find that a body was slumped against the wall in the lift. Police said they were investigating whether Krishnasamy carried a gun himself. His body was taken to the
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Attack On M. Kulasegaran By Johor MIC Assemblyman An Attempt To Cover Up Improprieties In Maika Holdings And Silence Voices Of Shareholders Seeking The Truth
Media Statement; by Lim Guan Eng; (
(Petaling Jaya, Wednesday): DAP unreservedly condemns the irresponsible, illegal and violently unacceptable behaviour of Johor State Assemblyman for Tenggarah Datuk S. Krishnasamy in attacking DAP National Vice-Chair and MP for Ipoh Barat M. Kulasegaran yesterday during the Maika Holdings Bhd(Maika) Annual General Meeting(AGM). In his police report yesterday, Kula asked police to act against the Johor ADUN for elbowing Kula and pushing Kula away from the mike when Kula was speaking to the Maika AGM at Legend Hotel in
According to the report by Kula, “70% of the over 500 shareholders of Maika who attended the AGM had voted against the first agenda ‘to receive and adopt the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2005 together with reports of the directors and Auditors’. Realising that they were defeated the Chairman presiding the meeting refused to declare the results. This caused great unhappiness and dissatisfaction. In trying to stifle the outcry and shut up the debate without revealing the outcome of the voting, Kula was attacked and the meeting was taken over by those displaying hooligan-like behaviour” DAP expresses disgust at the gangster politics employed by BN parties. Apparently UMNO is not the only one to use threats to silence truth-seekers when they can not explain or justify their actions. Recently such threats were employed against Professor Dr Lim Teck Ghee for being seditious in making conclusions from his academic research that the NEP 30% target for corporate bumi equity has been exceeded based on calculation of market value.
Similar violent tactics were employed by supporters of Port Klang ADUN and Majlis Perbandaran Klang Councillor Datuk Zakaria Md Deros when the public went to his palatial mansion on 29.10.2006. As Kulasegaran said, such violent tactics has no place in our
He must also condemn and disassociate MIC and himself from the gangster tactics employed by Datuk Krishnasmy as not only shameful to MIC but also to all Malaysians. Any failure to condemn Krishnasamy and explain to Maika shareholders would only confirm suspicions that MIC is trying to cover up the real truth of what has gone wrong in investments in Maika Holdings. DAP views this incident seriously and expects the police not to be affected by any politicial interference in investigating this incident. Should the police fail to take action then the matter would be pursued further for no one is above the law and even State Assemblyman do not have the right to assault people.
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