Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar came under attack from two junior ministers for his statements on the A. Kugan issue.
Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany and Senator T. Murugiah took offence to the home minister’s statement that the two were involved in the chaos at the Serdang Hospital mortuary on Tuesday night.
Syed Hamid had reportedly said that action would be taken against the two, and others, if proven that they were part of the mob which barged into the mortuary to inspect Kugan’s body.
“His statement is not true. He should not speak on the issue without getting the full facts,” Devamany said at the MCA Chinese New Year open house at Wisma MCA on Monday.
“He (Syed Hamid) has to speak to the right people, get the right facts and then talk. This is an emotional and sensitive issue.”
Devamany clarified that the family and the others who turned up at the mortuary were permitted to view Kugan’s body by the hospital authorities.
Murugiah said he had given a detailed explanation to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“I went to the deputy prime minister’s house on Sunday evening and showed him all the pictures that were sent to me anonymously,” Murugiah said.
Syed Hamid told to not make irrelevant statements