A closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording of a motorcyclist hitting a senior citizen with his helmet has gone viral on social media
According to Berita Harian, the incident took place at a petrol station on Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 13 November.
In the widely circulated 43-second video, a car and a motorcycle can be seen pulling up at the same petrol pump, but the car drives into the spot before the motorcyclist does.
The motorcyclist takes off his helmet and gets off his motorcycle as the driver gets out of his car. The two are seen arguing before the motorcyclist swings the helmet in his hand at the other man's head, causing him to collapse on the ground.
The motorcyclist then flees the scene as a passer-by and a petrol station employee quickly rush over to check on the victim on the floor.
Brickfields district police chief ACP Amihizam Abd Shukor said police were alerted of the incident and caught a suspect on the same day
"We have seized a motorcycle, a helmet, and clothes believed to be used by the suspect during the assault," he said in a statement on Sunday, 14 November.
Amihizam said the 38-year-old suspect, who works as a personal driver, has a prior record for a drug-related crime and is wanted by the police over the 2010 case.
However, his drug test result this time came back negative.
Meanwhile, the police chief said the 64-year-old victim has received treatment at a hospital and was discharged on Sunday.
"We will record a statement from the victim once he is recovered and ready."
The police chief added the case will be investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for intentionally causing hurt with a weapon
"We have obtained a three-day remand order on the suspect to facilitate further investigations," he said, urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward immediately.
Witnesses can contact the Brickfields police hotline at +603-22979222, the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at +603-21159999, or head to their nearest police station with the information.