8 January 2018
A SINGAPOREAN businessman who beat up a dog with a crash helmet has been fined RM8,000, in default eight months’ jail, by the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court.
Magistrate Mohamad Ikhwan Mohd Nasir passed the sentence on Yee Kok Chew, 57, whose act was caught on a video that went viral on social media, after he changed his plea to guilty when the charge was read in English.
Yee was charged with hurting and causing suffering to the dog, called Furby, at the security guardhouse in Taman Melody, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong at 8.49pm on April 2, 2017.
He was charged under Section 44(1)(a) of the Animals Act 1953 (Revised 2006) and read together with the Animals Act (Amendment 2013), which provides for a fine of up to RM50,000, a jail term not exceeding one year, or both.
Yee paid the fine.
23 April 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 ― The animal abuse case involving Terry Yee drew outrage and cost him portions of his business.
The case is under investigation by the police and Department of Veterinary Services, but its outcome remains to be seen.
Animal lovers awaiting justice may be in for disappointment, however, if the incidents below are any indication of what often comes of such cases.
Dog hanged to death
Last year, a Facebook user writing under the screen name Fadly Mezah posted a picture of a stray dog that he claimed he had hanged to death for attacking his geese.
No further action was taken.
Dog beaten to death
Last April, a Nepalese security guard beat a stray street dog to death with a wooden bat at the Cheras Leisure Mall
No further action was taken.
Dog dies after being dragged 10km
In January, a dog died of severe injuries after it was dragged 10km by its owner when its leash got entangled with the rear of his lorry.
No action was taken.
Dog thrown out of apartment
Last September, a Facebook user accused her neighbour of throwing his dog out of his apartment.
It is not clear if any action was taken.
10 dogs fatally poisoned
In 2014, a group found 10 stray dogs they had been caring for dead at a car park in Bukit Bintang.
The dogs were said to be poisoned by an unknown party. A chicken head and a bluish substance, suspected to be poison, were found near the carcasses.
The perpetrator was never identified.
Dog shot with arrows
In 2014, a dog named Brianna was shot twice with arrows by a man in Balakong. The dog later died of tick fever.
He was investigated by the police, but it is unclear if any further action was taken.
10 April 2017
Dog lovers protest, calls for dog abuser’s arrest
Some 50 protesters gathered outside Taman Melody in Puchong today to urge the arrest of alleged dog abuser Terry Yee.
However, the protest ended abruptly when police swooped in at about 3.20pm with at least four patrol cars.
With sirens blaring, they ordered the protesters to disperse and remove their cars that were parked illegally by the road. The protesters complied.
The protesters had been gathering since about 2pm to hold up placards and banners, many of which feature Yee’s personal details such as his address and place of business, together with the words “Justice for Furby; Stop animal abuse”.
They chanted “Arrest Terry Yee. Justice for Furby.” at passing motorists. Some motorists honked and waved or gave the thumbs-up as they passed by, while protesters cheered in response.
The police had been gradually gathering in numbers at the sidelines until they finally swooped in. One police personnel was overheard telling a protester that there was no permit for the gathering.
9 April 2017
Terry Yee is sorry but blames security guards.
PETALING JAYA: The Singaporean caught on camera brutally attacking a guard dog in Puchong says he is filled with remorse and has offered to help the canine get back on its paws. However, residents in the housing estate are not buying his explanation.
Terry Yee, who was identified as the man in the CCTV footage that went viral on social media Thursday, claimed that he lost it after being attacked by the dog numerous times.
“I went overboard. I do apologise that I went overboard and hit the dog to the point I shouldn’t have,” he told TheStarTV in an exclusive interview on Friday.
On Yee’s lap was his pet dog that he had brought over from Singapore.
He also claimed to own other animals such as cats, fish and birds.
“I love animals, but I just snapped that day. (Last) Saturday, I was attacked in the rain and lost my engagement ring. On Sunday, I got attacked again.
“Prior to that, I was attacked another six times.
“They (the management) have the videos, but they only showed the one where I defended myself to the point that I became the aggressor,” he said.
Yee explained that he had no intention of hurting the dog, which belongs to the security guards, and had acted out of frustration after the repeated attacks and lack of effort from the guards to protect him.
However, the guard who was on duty at the time of the incident refuted Yee’s claims.
8 April 2017
Dog beaten up by cyclist in viral footage finds new home
KUALA LUMPUR: A dog that was viciously attacked by a man is believed to have found a new home.
The dog’s former owner, Shem Gangatharan, 27, told the New Straits Times that a year ago, the dog, whose name is Furby, was given away to his relative to look after.
Shem said this was because he had moved into an apartment that did not allow pets in the premises.
“Furby has found a new place. My sister, Rita, who lives in Banting, will take him in once the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) releases Furby.
“The incident, which took place on Sunday, shocked me as I did not know it was my dog that was being abused by the man.
“I only knew four days later, after the video went viral.
“My relative, who was responsible for the dog, did not inform me at all. My sister and I have alerted the police. We are now waiting for them to take action against the man.”
NGO cautions against vigilante justice for abused dog
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) has urged animal lovers to avoid getting in the way of efforts by the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) to get justice for an abused dog in Puchong.
The animal welfare group was commenting on a recent video showing a man relentlessly battering a small dog with a crash helmet. It is believed the incident took place last Sunday night in Taman Melody, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong.
According to MDDB founder Wani Muthiah, the courts and enforcement authorities place the interests of a human above those of an animal. Therefore, she told FMT, pursuing any form of “vigilante street justice” would jeopardise the “strong case” the DVS has against the suspect.
“When the authorities and the courts know that this person has been harassed or that his reputation has been ruined by animal rescuers and animal lovers, it will not work out for the best interests of the dog,” she said.
“Once the DVS has taken up the case, we should just stand back and cooperate. We should not go after the man or pursue any kind of vigilante street justice.”
7 April 2017
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Police say investigations underway on Puchong dog abuse case
SERDANG: Police today said they will investigate the dog abuse case in Taman Melody, Bandar Kinrara in Puchong.
Serdang police chief assistant Commissioner Megat Mohd Aminuddin said that the investigations are on-going.
He said the Singaporean man who had allegedly abused the dog in the video and the security guard, who witnessed the incident, had lodged police reports at the Bandar Kinrara police station.
Two other reports were also lodged by two individuals who had watched a CCTV footage of the abuse. Another report was filed by an enforcement officer from the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Selangor.
“Police will investigate the case under Section 323 and 506 of the Penal Code,” he said.
Megat said based on the reports, the DVS will also be investigating the case under Animals Act 1953.
He also appealed to members of the public to give authorities time and space to thoroughly investigate the matter.
Police will not take action against Bandar Kinrara’s dog abuser
KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no action taken against the man who had allegedly abused a dog in Taman Melody, Bandar Kinrara in Puchong.
A video of the man violently assaulting the dog had emerged and gone viral online, prompting several quarters to file police reports on the man’s act of brutality.
Despite that, Serdang district police chief assistant Commissioner Megat Mohd Aminuddin had said that while a member of the public had lodged a report on the perpetrator yesterday, the person is not the dog owner.
Megat said the report will be deemed good for reference purpose only, unless the dog owner files a report.
“Police have been waiting for the dog owner to step forward and lodge a report. There is none. We found out that it’s a stray dog,” he said, when contacted by the New Straits Times today.
“So far, the security guard who witnessed the incident has also not lodged a report,” he said.
(Video) Footage of man assaulting dog with crash helmet goes viral
A VIDEO of a cruel attack on a dog in Puchong has gone viral on Facebook, enraging Malaysians. The CCTV footage, posted on Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page, shows a man cycling into Taman Melody in Bandar Kinrara, at 8.49pm on April 2.
As the man approaches the guard house of the residential area, a guard dog runs towards his bicycle and barks at him, causing him to fall of the bicycle.
The man, who had another pet dog in the basket of his bicycle, angrily picks up the dog by its neck. The guard tries to stop him from hurting the dog but is verbally assaulted.
What ensues in the next few minutes would make any animal lover’s blood boil.
The man repeatedly punches the dog and even uses a crash helmet to hit the dog, as the guard watches on helplessly. The smaller pet dog can be seen barking throughout the incident. After torturing the animal, he dumps the dog behind the guardhouse.
The video of a cruel attack on a dog in Puchong has gone viral on Facebook, enraging Malaysians. The CCTV footage, posted on Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page, shows a man cycling into Taman Melody in Bandar Kinrara, at 8.49pm on April 2.