Cytros poke fun at PN over Naran Singh’s appointment as lawyer for Israeli firearms suspect


PAKATAN Harapan (PH) backers have trolled Perikatan Nasional (PN) over the appointment of the latter’s Jalong state seat candidate during the 15th General Election (GE15), Datuk Naran Singh Asa Singh, as the defence counsel for Israeli Avirtan Shalom who was nabbed over firearms possession in late March this year.

“The Madani government arrested the Israeli but the PN gang came to his defence,” chided social media influencer Zac (@ZacZakirin13) on the X platform.

“In the Sungai Bakap ceramah, they (PN leaders) accused PMX of being an adopted child of the US while their supporters accused him as being pro-Israel.

“Ironically, the then PN candidate for the Jalong state seat is now the lawyer who is defending the Israelis. He is also one of those who has actively campaigned in Sungai Bakap for the PN candidate. LOL.”

Another PH keyboard warrior Zack Rockstar (@zack_rockstar) went on to reveal that the criminal lawyer “had contested as a PN candidate for the N22 Jalong state seat in the Sungai Siput parliament constituency in Perak during GE15”.

“It’s great that PN is a friendly party to the lawyer who is defending Israeli suspect. 👌,” tweeted Najib Bakar (@najib_bakar_).

One commentator further recalled Naran’s “losing” role in defending Perak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria who was sued by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PMX) over defamatory remarks linking Anwar with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture and claiming that he supports communist ideology.

For the record, the Gerakan member eventually lost in a four-cornered fight for the Jalong seat in the Sungai Siput’s parliamentary constituency to incumbent Pakatan Harapan-DAP’s (PH) Loh Sze Yee who polled 15,955 votes to his 3,043 votes.

Ipoh-born Naran who owns legal practice Naran Singh & Co had on Friday (June 28) had confirmed his appointment in a Facebook posting as the lead lawyer for Shalom whom he will represent during the latter’s nine-day trial slated for Sept 30.

The 38-year-old Shalom had on April 12 claimed trial to two firearms-related charges.For the first charge, he was accused of having ammunition in his possession without permit.

The ammunition comprised one Shell Shock NAS3 box containing eight bullets, three Bullet Master Co. Ltd. boxes containing 50 bullets each and 42 bullets in three different firearms.

The charge is framed under Section 8(a) of the Arms Act 1960 and carries imprisonment of up to seven years or fine of up to RM10,000 or both, if convicted.

For the second charge, Shalom allegedly trafficked six firearm consisting of Glock 19 USA 9×19; Sig Sauer P3205P ; Cougar 8000FT; Glock 17 Gen4 Austria 9×19; M&P 9C Smith & Wesson Springfield MA USA and Stoeger Cougar 8000F.

The charge under Section 7(1) of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971 carries imprisonment of between 30 and 40 years with whipping of no less than six strokes upon conviction.

The Israeli with a French passport allegedly committed the offence at a hotel room along Jalan Ampang between 6.46pm on March 26 and 6pm on March 28. – Focus Malaysia

Cytros poke fun at PN over Naran Singh’s appointment as lawyer for Israeli firearms suspect