KAJANG: Police are tracking down a group of men who allegedly assaulted a foreigner near a shop at Taman Alam Jaya, Batu 9 Cheras, in Kajang.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said the one-minute and 20-second video showing the assault went viral on Monday (May 3).
"The incident involved a foreign man who was assaulted by a group of local men known as ‘Yusuf Azmi', 'Abang Ali' and several of their followers.
"The viral incident is clearly a form of criminal intimidation which can be investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code.
"It also disrupted public order and caused distress as it occurred in a public area," he said when contacted.
The group of assaulters also violated Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) by gathering and not maintaining physical distancing, he added.
"We have since lodged a report on the incident to facilitate investigation into the incident.
"We will track the culprits down," he said.
ACP Mohd Zaid also urged those with information to contact the investigating officer Asst Supt Mohd Radzee Jamudi at 019-6655811 or any nearest police staton.