Following a video that went viral online, the police are now on the hunt for a group of men in Kajang who assaulted a foreigner
Harian Metro reported that the incident took place near a store at Taman Alam Jaya, Batu 9 Cheras in Kajang.
Kajang district police chief ACP Mohd Zaid Hassan said an investigation was launched as soon as the district Anti-Vice and Gambling division (D7) was made aware of the issue.
"Preliminary investigations were carried out after it was believed that the incident took place under the Kajang police headquarters administration area," he explained.
"Upon investigation, we found that a man, believed to be a foreigner, was beaten up by a group of Malay men who go by the names Yusuf Azmi, Abang Ali, and several others who have yet to be identified."
In the video, one man can be seen asking the victim several questions before pulling down his mask and slapping him
Others then joined in and proceeded to punch the victim in the face and kick him in the legs.
Mohd Zaid said that the suspect's behaviour caused chaos to public order since the incident took place in an open public area.
"Upon examining the video, police found that the group of suspects also violated some standard operating procedures (SOP) of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) by gathering and not maintaining physical distance," he added.
"In this regard, the Kajang police headquarters lodged a police report regarding this incident for further investigation."
The case has been classified under Section 147 of the Penal Code and if found guilty, the men are liable to either imprisonment, a fine, or both
Meanwhile, for the offence of violating CMCO SOP, the case will be investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code and Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
Individuals with further information regarding the incident are urged to contact nearby police stations or investigating officer ASP Mohd Radzee Jamudi at +6019-6655811.