KUALA LUMPUR, 18 May 2009: The Magistrate’s Court today ordered Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) information chief Tian Chua Chang to enter his defence against the charge of injuring a police personnel in December 2007.
Magistrate Mohd Faizi Che Abu made the order after the prosecution led by deputy public prosecutor Hanafiah Zakaria proved a prima facie case against the accused.
Tian Chua, 46, chose to give his testimony under oath from the witness box.
Mohd Faizi in his judgment said that he took into consideration the testimony which showed that the second prosecution witness who was also the victim, Constable Rosyaidi Anuar, 22, from the Narcotics Section of the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters, had no intention or reason to punch Tian Chua as he needed to defend himself during the struggle.
He said there were two elements in his judgment, one of which was that the victim as a public servant, was only carrying out his duty during the operation where the accused was being arrested.
The other was that the accused had caused injury to the victim.
Mohd Faizi said Dr Norzilawati Ahmad who treated the victim testified that the accused’s bite to the victim’s arm was strong until it left a mark.
Tian Chua, is charged with causing hurt to Rosyaidi at about 10.45am on 11 Dec 2007 at the entrance to Parliament Building in Jalan Parlimen, here.
The member of parliament for Batu is charged under Section 332 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to three years and a fine, or both, if convicted.
Mohd Faizi then fixed hearing for two days from 20 July.
Tian Chua was represented by lawyer Ranjit Singh. — Bernama