Recently, an officer of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) assaulted a security guard at a condominium in Taman Sri Manja, Petaling Jaya
The incident is believed to have taken place on Sunday, 9 May.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showing the PDRM officer, who was in full uniform at the time, kicking the 59-year-old security guard and hitting him with his jacket has gone viral.
According to the victim, the PDRM officer hit him on his stomach and head.
The officer, who is attached to the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters and is a corporal, is also seen taking off his crash helmet while threatening to assault the victim with it.
The PDRM officer is a resident at the condominium
It was reported that he assaulted the victim as he was upset at him for not opening the boom barrier before he reached the condominium entrance on a motorcycle with a female pillion rider.
The suspect claimed that the security guard was slow in raising the boom barrier.
The security guard, who was identified as Nathan, stated that he was simply doing his job by following the rule imposed by the management
According to Nathan, the PDRM officer wanted him to raise the boom barrier before he arrived.
I cannot do that.
"I can only allow a vehicle to pass after its arrival at the barrier. If I open it earlier, then cars and motorcycles might go missing and we would not know. He hit me with a crash helmet and is a policeman," he is heard saying in a video that was taken by an unidentified individual after the incident.
Nathan then showed the bruises and swellings he suffered on his head.
The 59-year-old victim sought treatment at University Malaya Medical Centre for his injuries, according to Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid.
While Nathan did not lodge a report against the suspect, another officer decided to do it after he was made aware of the incident
Following the police report, the suspect was arrested on Tuesday, 11 May, with the case being investigated under Section 506 for threatening and Section 323 for causing hurt.
Mohamad Fakhrudin assured that police will not compromise with any wrongdoings or abuse by any of its officers or personnel.