Home > News > Nation
Monday May 7, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday May 26, 2013 MYT 7:58:34 PM
by mohd farhaan shah
JOHOR BARU: A national boxer who won a SEA Games gold was knocked out flat by a group of men who included a VIP’s son in a brawl here.
Muhamad Farkhan Mohd Haron, 24, who clinched the middleweight gold in the Laos Games in 2009, was severely injured and taken to a private hospital where he is being warded.
According to sources, the Johor-born boxer was out with his friends when he received a call at about 4am from the VIP who told him to meet at a spot in Taman Molek.
Muhamad Farkhan was said to have arrived there at about 5am and was beaten up by a group of seven men, including the VIP’s son, who were waiting for him.
Family members who were informed rushed to the location and took the bloodied boxer to hospital.
“He is in stable condition,” said a relative at the hospital.
The boxer was said to be nursing a broken cheekbone and bodily injuries.
State Youth and Sports Committee chairman Md Jais Sarday expressed shock at the incident, saying he was waiting to know the full extent of injuries suffered by the boxer.
He urged the police to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book.
Seri Alam OCPD Supt Roslan Zainuddin said police were investigating the assault.
Muhamad Farkhan, who took up boxing at the age of 13, was nominated for the prestigious National Sports Council award last year.
Tags / Keywords:
Cops identify five involved in brawl with national boxer
Police assure no cover-up in assault case of national boxer
Four years for royal family member, two others for assaulting national boxer
Three accused to enter defence over assault on national boxer
Myanmar national stabbed to death by amputee
Missing AirAsia flight: Bride-to-be positive fiancé will be found
Missing AirAsia flight: QZ8501 is an Indonesian aircraft
Missing AirAsia flight: Majority of passengers are Indonesian nationals
AirAsia Flight QZ8501 loses contact with Indonesian air traffic
Missing AirAsia flight: 'It's my worst nightmare', says Tony Fernandes
Missing AirAsia flight: Friends, relatives of passengers waiting for news at Changi Airport
Thailand’s Khlong Suan Market – throwback from a bygone era
Santa's global flight under way
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)