PUTRAJAYA: Following two reports, police have begun investigations over the scuffle which happened in front of the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak on Wednesday at the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogue for artistes.
Putrajaya district police Chief ACP Rosly Hassan said of the two reports, one was made by a policeman today after he had seen a video of the incident making its rounds on social media.
“Even though both sides made peace, the police have an obligation to investigate the incident because it has gone viral,” he said.
“If necessary, we will call in both involved in the scuffle, we will also call in eyewitnesses for questioning,” he said at a press conference at the police headquarters here today.
The case is being investigated for causing hurt under Section 323 of the Penal Code, which is a punishment for voluntarily causing hurt which could carry a one year jail sentence or an RM2,000 fine or both.
Though Rosly did not name the person who made the second report, it is learnt that it was made by Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as Ali Tinju. He made the report against Teo at the Wangsa Maju police headquarters.
Ali Tinju alleged that the opposition party DAP is to blame for last night’s fracas and that Metrowealth Pictures film producer and CEO David Teo was paid by DAP to create a ruckus at the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogue with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.
During the dialogue on Wednesday night, movie producer David Teo was reportedly unhappy with the moderator, actor Datuk Rosyam Nor, for not giving all the participants an equal chance to speak with guest-of-honour Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.
Actor Sulaiman Yassin, better known as Mat Over, who was allegedly angered at the way Teo was speaking, then walked up to him from the audience and tried to slap him.
The pair were quickly separated by security personnel and escorted out, and the programme continued without incident.
Sulaiman and Teo were later brought back in at the end of the session and were called to the stage, where they made peace by shaking hands and hugging each other. They also shook hands with Najib.
A video of the incident has since gone viral.
Earlier on Thursday, Teo and Sulaiman said that they had forgiven each other over the incident. Sulaiman called on all Malaysians to move on.