KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 ― Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar gave his assurance today that Singaporean Terry Yee is under investigation over a video of the latter attacking a dog.
The Inspector-General of Police was responding to Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo who reminded the police that Section 428 of the Penal Code made it an offence to abuse animals, with offenders liable for up to three years’ jail.
“Definitely we will investigate. The abuse of animals is a crime; we will investigate,” Khalid told reporters during a press conference at the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters today.
In a clip uploaded to the Internet, Yee is seen attacking the dog after it rushed at him while he was cycling and caused him to fall.
He was recorded punching the animal before hitting it repeatedly with a motorcycle helmet and later, kicking it.
The Department of Veterinary Services is also investigating the incident.
Yee came under intense public criticism after his personal information was exposed together with the video and his business is now the subject of boycotts.
US adventure equipment firm Osprey Packs confirmed to Malay Mail Online that it is dropping Yee's company, Tearproof Sdn Bhd, as its local distributor over the incident.
The Singaporean has publicly admitted to being the person shown in the video captured on April 2 and to attacking the dog.