Penang Immigration Dept denies officers hit Indonesian worker during ops

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  • Saturday, 31 Aug 2019

BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): The Penang Immigration Department (JIM) has denied that its officers were rough and had slapped an Indonesian worker during an integrated operation in Seberang Prai two days ago.

Its director Muhamad Husni Mahmud said he had led the investigation and found that his officers did not hit the Indonesian worker as was alleged.

"We confirm no such thing happened, on the other hand the Indonesian workers themselves triggered the incident " he told Bernama here Friday (Aug 30).

He said the worker's employer had also contacted him and would be coming over next week to apologise.

He said he had always reminded officers involved in such operations to avoid any provocation and to control their emotions while on duty.

On Thursday (Aug 29), a Facebook account holder using the name Dewi Kholifah, believed to be an Indonesian national, uploaded a 28-second video together with eight photographs showing the raid being carried out, claiming that the officers had manhandled the worker. - Bernama

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