IPOH, 26 June 2009: Aulong assemblyperson Yew Tian Hoe today filed a suit against Perak deputy speaker Hee Yit Foong for allegedly attacking him with a pepper spray canister at the state legislative assembly last month.
He is seeking, among others, aggravated and exemplary damages, as well as cost, interest and other reliefs deemed fit by the court, and an injunction to restrain Hee or her worker or agent from abusing, threatening or assaulting him in whatever way.
Hee The writ of summons was filed through Messrs Leong & Tan at 11am at the Ipoh High Court Registry here.
In the statement of claim, Yew said Hee had threatened and attacked him with pepper spray to his face, especially his left eye, when they were at the state legislative assembly in the Perak state secretariat building on Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab here on 7 May.
The incident happened in front of other assemblypersons, and as a result, he suffered pain and injury to his left eye, mental shock and trauma, loss of dignity, humiliation, public shame and mental distress, he said.
Yew also alleged that Hee was not remorseful and had lied to the media by saying that the pepper spray canister was a hotel keychain or a pen drive before admitting that the device was actually a pepper spray canister.
He said Hew had refused and failed to apologise despite being given the opportunity, and he alleged that her conduct was cruel and with malicious intent.
Yew had lodged a report over the incident at the Taiping police station. — Bernama