Daily's owner says they will seek legal action, should there be no action taken by this Friday.
Publishing a photograph of the deputy minister during Thaipusam with a headline derived from a Tamil song draws flak.
After all, Saravanan, the alleged agent provocateur behind the attack, is his deputy.
'We are very disappointed that the police have made us part of the crime when we are the victims,' says its legal advisor.
The barbaric treatment of the media in the country reaches a new low.
UPDATED 8.51PM | The deputy minister says he wasn't even 'near the fight' and will let the police investigate.
UPDATED 5.42PM | Lim Kit Siang also wants the MIC president to take the deputy minister to task over 'the act of gangsterism'.
Saravanan says Tamil Malar had been publishing fake news and MIC Youth wanted to clarify the issue.
How does MIC opposing Zakir be construed as being anti-Islam or anti-Malay, asks Saravanan.