Sunday, August 3, 2014

Offers of help for Karpal’s driver but not from DAP

GEORGE TOWN: Political parties are willing to help Karpal Singh’s driver C Selvam, who is in a Perak prison after been charged with dangerous and reckless driving on July 9 at Kampar Sessions Court.

The DAP has been mum on helping Selvam.
Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) is ready to post the RM5,000 bail and render legal services .

PCM vice-president Huan Cheng Guan said he would step in to help Selvam, an Indian national, if Karpal’s family or the DAP failed to do so.
Selvam was driving the car during the fatal accident on April 17 which killed former Bukit Gelugor MP and DAP national chairman Karpal, then 74.
Karpal’s personal aide Micheal Cornelius, 39, also died in the accident that took place along the North – South Expressway stretch near Kampar.
Selvam, 27 and Karpal’s son Ramkarpal, 38, who was voted in to succeed his father as the Bukit Gelugor MP on May 25 by-election, escaped with minor injuries.
An Indonesian maid Selfiana Rengga, 26, however sustained serious injuries but has since recovered.
Selvam has been remanded, learnt to be in Tapah prison, after he failed to post the RM5,000 bail that the court set.
“I will go and bail him out on Monday if Karpal’s family and the DAP failed to so,” Huan told FMT here today.
Huan expressed shock that Karpal’s family, which consisted four lawyers, and DAP, which is been crowded with lawyers, could not post bail or engage lawyers to represent Selvam.

He noted that the DAP was so quick to offer legal aid for road rage offender Kiki to appeal against the sentence she received from the Kuantan Sessions Court last month.
Kiki is the nickname of Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, the subject of a video that recently went viral on the Internet. The clip shows her verbally abusing an elderly Chinese man and battering his car with a steering lock.
Selvam case is up for mention on Aug 8.
The charge carries a jail term of up to five years or fine up to RM20,000, or both, upon conviction.
MIC Youth also stepped in promising to help Selvam with bail and legal help
The MCA Publicity Bureau Deputy Chairman Marco Yap said he was surprised that DAP with its vast pool of lawyers have not helped Selvam.

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