DATELINE RAWANG, SELANGOR:
ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN nongovernmental organisation for people with disabilities here has made a police report against the leader of an animal group for harassment and intimidation.
The Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC) - a well-respected national self-help NGO to rehabilitate Malaysian with disabilities - president Francis Siva made a police report yesterday against Wani Muthiah, the director of Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better in Klang, Selangor.
Francis claimed in his police report that Wani had called him up on Saturday and harassed him as well as his wife - Gurdip Kaur or Rina - for organising a press conference in Shah Alam on the 12th of this month to support Anthony Thanasayan as councillor for the Petaling Jaya City Council.
He said that Wani was particularly fuming over a segment of the press conference video featuring his wife.
Francis said he and his wife who are both in wheelchairs tried their best to end the conversation with Wani but she continued to harass the couple over the phone.
The next morning the disabled couple were horrified to find vulgar comments on Wani's Facebook that were apparently directed at his wife.
According to the report when Francis confronted Wani over the offensive posting, she continued to yell and harass him over the video.
Francis said since his picture had gone up in Wani's Facebook depicting him as a gangster, he has received crank calls by strangers.
His handicapped centre with a total of ten residents has also witnessed unknown people and vehicles passing by.
He now fears for his as well as his wife's safety and the rest of the disabled residents in his centre.
Francis has demanded the police to take action against Wani Muthiah, who also works as a senior writer for The Star.
"The woman is clearly an absolute lunatic," he told PET+BLOGSPOT.
"Wani has made a police report against me accusing me of wanting to kill her," Francis added.
"Only a total loony who is able-bodied will accuse a tetraplegic of wanting to harm her.
"What shocks me about her conduct is also that she is supposed to be a senior writer of a reputable newspaper."
Francis also wants the offending comments and pictures on her Facebook about him, his wife and his centre to be removed at once.
He is considering holding a protest against Wani Muthiah at the newspaper's headquarters in Petaling Jaya.
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