Friday, 20 January 2017

Ampang attack: PBB man calls for tough action

January 20, 2017

PETALING JAYA: An official of Sarawak’s ruling party has urged the police to take severe action against the attackers of a lorry driver in last Saturday’s incident in Ampang.

Speaking to FMT, PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the culprits must face the full brunt of the law even though the victim has agreed to settle the matter amicably.

“I’m sure many, like myself, want to see justice being done,” he said, adding that no one deserved such a “brutal beating” over a minor accident.

A video recording of the incident has gone viral since it was uploaded to the internet. In the two-minute clip, the lorry driver is seen being attacked by a man in a green shirt.

Shortly afterwards, the first attacker is joined by four others and the group starts kicking the driver as he lays on the ground.

The incident occurred after the lorry backed into a Mercedez Benz said to belong to man with a “datuk” title.

“It doesn’t matter who these men work for; they don’t have the right to bash up any Malaysian,” said Karim, who is Sarawak’s assistant minister for housing.
“Anyone who breaks the law must face justice regardless of his status.”

Ampang Jaya police chief Hamzah Alias said the suspects were being investigated for rioting.

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