Two youths beaten up by angry mob

  • Nation
  • Monday, 29 Aug 2011

TWO youths were beaten up and stomped on by an angry mob in Batu Ferringhi, Penang.

“We were severely beaten up in front of other people,” Muhammad Farzuan Romzi, 20, and Fendi Abdul Latif, 21, said.

They told Metro Ahad that the group of 15 men had claimed that they were voluntary patrol officers.

Both of them were visiting someone at an apartment in Batu Ferringhi at 11.30pm on Thursday.

Farzuan said they were waiting for their friends near the apartment when the mob, armed with sticks and helmets, came and assaulted them.

“I am traumatised by the attack. I am upset as we were accused of house break-ins and of being drug addicts,” said Farzuan.

Fendi said the attackers had acted arbitrarily without conducting any prior checks.

Both victims lodged a report at Batu Ferringhi police station on Saturday.

> A lorry operator was killed when his motorcycle hit a cow at Jalan Kampung Paya Rumput Jaya, Sungai Udang.

Sinar Harian reported that the man was on his way home after Hari Raya shopping at Jonker Walk in Malacca city at about 1.15am on Saturday.

His uncle Akrar Hussin, 47, said the victim had been with a friend on a shopping trip.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Salehhudin Abd Rahman said the man had hit a cow which was trying to cross the road.

“As a result of the crash, the victim was thrown off his motorcycle and sustained head injuries,” he said, adding that the body was brought to Malacca Hospital for a post-mortem.”

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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