Malaysian Indian Congress to defend deputy ministers over mortuary incident

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Kuala Lumpur, Jan.28 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has said that it will defend the two deputy ministers who went to the mortuary where A. Kugan's remains were if any action is taken against them.

MIC president S. Samy Vellu said the party would defend both K. Devamany and Senator T. Murugiah although the latter was from the People's Progressive Party, another component party in Barisan Nasional.

The MIC announcement came as Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar warned that action could be taken against the two for being involved in the incident when Kugan's family allegedly barged into the mortuary and took photographs of his body, reports The Star.

"We will defend them as long as we need to until we get a humanitarian decision," Samy Vellu said at the Gerakan Chinese New Year open house at Menara PGRM on Monday.

"I have personally seen the injuries on his body. If this happened to my child, how do you think I will react? We must remember that whether he was a car thief or not, only the court can decide, no one else," he said, adding that the death had tarnished Barisan's name.

Kugan, 22, a suspected luxury car thief, died while in police custody on Tuesday. (ANI)

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