LAST_UPDATEWed, 23 Apr 2014 10pm

Police Report Against Datuk Seri Guruji’s Supporters

KUALA LUMPUR: Local Tamil daily, Tamil Malar, lodged a police report today against a well-known meditation group after several people, claiming to be its followers, created a ruckus at the newspaper’s office in Jalan Ipoh.

Tamil Malar managing director, SM Periasamy, lodged the report against the Rajayoga Power Transcendental Meditation Center Sdn Bhd, or better known as RPT, at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters.

RPT was founded by V Balakrishan, better known as ‘Datuk Seri Guruji’. He is said to be the master who teachers his followers on how to harness spiritual energy (Yoga Shakti) for material and spiritual benefits.

However, Balakrishnan had come under heavy criticism in the social media for charging an exorbitant amount of money for his programmes.

Periasamy said that Tamil Malar carried a news report against Balakrishnan and his group on Tuesday. Following the report, four men barged into the Tamil daily’s office yesterday.
The group, claiming to be Balakrishnan’s followers, called for the Tamil daily to tender an apology for the news report.

“I was shocked when they just barged into my office. They spoke rudely to my staff, hurling derogatory words against us,” Periasamy told FMT.

He added that the men demanded the Tamil daily surrender any evidence that may be detrimental to Balakrishnan or risk having a police report lodged against Tamil Malar.

“But I refused to entertain their request. The men backed out after I threatened to lodge a police report against them,” said Periasamy.

The veteran newsman urged the police to take action against the men, adding that several of his staff have received threatening messages on their phones after the article against Balakrishnan was published.

“Tamil Malar is a neutral Tamil daily which does not take anyone’s side. We are disappointed with these people for creating a ruckus despite us offering and promising them to run their side of the story,” said Periasamy.



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