The Datuk Seri accused of assaulting three Rela members offered them RM10,000 each to drop the case

The Datuk Seri accused of beating up three People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) members has heeded police warning and turned himself in on Monday (Oct 30).

But not before he tried his luck with money.

In a press conference held at Wisma MCA, Rela director-general Zulkifli Abidin disclosed that a middle man working for the Datuk Seri tried offering RM10,000 to each of the three men, on the condition that they withdrew their reports over the assault, reported the Star.

“But none of them is willing to accept the offer. They are steadfast and will continue with their quest for justice. We will not be intimidated. If a crime has been committed, the culprit should be prepared to face the consequences,” Zulkifli added.

The accused, who was seen arriving in a Bentley car and walking into the Ampang Jaya police headquarters at about 4pm, has since been identified by The Star as Nicky Liow, a 29-year-old businessman.

Liow is believed to be the chairman of a company that invests in sectors such as real estate and property, healthcare, jewellery, travel, entertainment, e-commerce, and other financial instruments.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat confirmed that Liow has been detained, and that he will be taken to the Ampang magistrate’s court for the remand order on Tuesday (Oct 31).

Liow is being investigated under Section 324 and Section 186 of the Penal Code for causing hurt and obstructing public servants from conducting their duties, says the New Straits Times.