Two MPPJ officers badly hurt by VCD vendors


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 13 Aug 2003

BY K.W. MAK AND PARVEEN GILL

PETALING JAYA: Two Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) officers are fighting for their lives at Universiti Malaya Medical Centre’s Intensive Care Unit after being slashed and assaulted by two VCD vendors. 

The two, identified as Sallehuddin Ahmad, 26, and Amanshah, 20, were among eight MPPJ officers who were assaulted in two separate locations in the district here yesterday.  

Sallehuddin and Amanshah suffered serious injuries to the head and body while conducting a raid on illegal VCDs when two vendors retaliated by attacking them at about 9.30pm in SS2. 

The two were brought to the UMMC by four colleagues and a police report was lodged at the medical centre’s police beat base. 

Police arrested the two assailants when they turned up at the Sea Park police station to lodge a report. 

In another incident, six officers were returning from a raid on a snooker centre in Jalan 1/12, PJ Old Town, when 10 men armed with parangs, sticks and steering locks attacked them outside the MPPJ store in Kelana Jaya. 

The tontos prevented the officers’ vehicle, a Rusa van, from entering the store by blocking the main entrance with two cars.  

When one of the officers alighted from the vehicle, three more cars arrived and blocked the van from behind. The tontos then attacked the officers. 

Police arrested eight suspects after a passing Alam Flora haulage truck blocked the tontos’ cars, giving police enough time to nab the suspects. 

At the UMMC, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo visited the eight injured officers upon hearing the incident. 

“The tontos had gone overboard but nevertheless we will continue with our operations to rid the state of all these vices,” he said. 


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