Connect with us


Penang Man Wins Bid To Sue Penang City Council For The Death Of His Dog


Penang City Council Sued For Killing Dog
Source:The Star

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of a man’s suit against the Penang City Council (MBPP) whose pet dog died because of the PBT’s dog catcher in 2018 to be heard in the Sessions Court. As reported by FMT, Chendeladevan Kuppusamy, 52, had previously sued MBPP for negligence resulting in the death of his pet dog, Butcho after it was caught in an operation at Batu Ferringhi Beach two years ago.

The Sessions Court previously dropped his case filed on 30 July 2018, on technical grounds, among which Butcho was an unlicensed dog when caught. Chendeladevan who was assisted by a pro-bono lawyer, appealed to the High Court stating his dog was licensed since 2014 alleging negligence on the part of MBPP.

The High Court then allowed the appeal for his suit to be heard. However, MBPP appealed against the decision in the Court of Appeal. The appeal panel led by Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah and two others unanimously agreed that Chendeladevan has the right to sue MBPP. Abu Bakar Jais and See Mee Chun also sat with Zabidin. Zabidin, through the Zoom application, said the appeal by MBPP had no merit and ordered the trial to take place in the Sessions Court. He further confirmed the previous decision of the High Court.

On 28 Feb 2018, MBPP dog catchers caught Butcho at the Batu Ferringhi public beach near Golden Sands Resort as part of an operation to catch wild dogs following complaints of dog attacks. However, when Butcho was taken away, tourists there reprimanded MBPP and said the dog was tame and harmless. There were massive protests on the beach when Butcho was later pronounced dead by the council.

In his statement of claim, Chendeladevan said witnesses saw Butcho being dragged by the neck into an MBPP truck despite having a dog tag. In its defence statement, MBPP said the dog catcher had shot Butcho with a sedative as permitted under the law. MBPP said the dog fled into the sea after being shot, forcing the dog catcher to wade through the water to save him.


Also read: SG Woman Fined RM12,000 For Abandoning Two Kittens Just Weeks After Adopting Them

Screenshot 2021 11 13 At 10.06.39 Am

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Ft Floods Ft Floods
News2 hours ago

PM: “Certain Parties” Ignored Warnings by MetMalaysia Which Set Back Flood Rescue Operations

The highly anticipated special parliamentary sitting to discuss matters relating to the floods and long term flood disaster management planning...

My Post 2022 01 21T164919.514 My Post 2022 01 21T164919.514
News2 hours ago

JUST IN: Lee Zii Jia Banned From International Tournaments For 2 Years

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has announced that the country’s top singles player, Lee Zii Jia, will not be...

My Post 2022 01 21T135635.753 My Post 2022 01 21T135635.753
News3 hours ago

“It was merely said in jest” – Ministry Defends Zuraida’s “Orangutan Will Kill You First” Statement

The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin, has recently found herself receiving backlash after she had said...

Collage 30 Collage 30
News7 hours ago

PLUS Apologises For RFID Issues, Says That SmartTAG Lanes Will Be Reopened by 25 January

Good news, fellow road users! The implementation of RFID toll booths on 15 January faced backlash from Malaysians for its...

Collage 11 1 Collage 11 1
News1 day ago

KJ Says Temperature Scanning Will Soon Be Eliminated From The Current SOPs

Just this evening (20 January), Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin held a media conference to provide certain updates on the...

Collage2 Collage2
News1 day ago

“Omicron isn’t the last variant” – Knock, Knock! WHO’s There To Tell You Why!

Out of sight, but nowhere near out of mind. DG of WHO warns public on Omicron not being the final...

Collage 8 3 Collage 8 3
News1 day ago

1 of 3 Suspects Who Ran Away From Roadblock Arrested & Positive For Drugs, PDRM Looking For Other 2

The video of a “police and thief” chase recently spread like wildfire and netizens have dubbed it as one of...

Consumers Should Be Given Choice On Rfid Says Pm Sabri Consumers Should Be Given Choice On Rfid Says Pm Sabri
News1 day ago

“Let people have freedom of choice” – PM Sabri Says Road Users Should Be Given Choice To Use RFID or Not

It was announced that the RFID toll transaction payment system will start to be implemented in stages on the North-South...


Latest Videos