Cops arrest man suspected of assaulting foreign trader

AMPANG: A 24-year-old man was detained for allegedly assaulting a 48-year-old foreign trader.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the victim was assaulted by the suspect in front of a restaurant along Jalan Cempaka here at about 5.15pm on July 31.

"He was approached by the suspect and two other men, and the victim knew the suspect.

"The suspect, who was armed with a steel rod, hit the victim on the head and kicked him," he said when contacted on Tuesday (Aug 3).

The suspect also allegedly threatened to come back and hurt the victim again as he knew where the latter lived, he added.

"The victim suffered injuries to his left leg and arms.

"We managed to detain the suspect at about 3.40pm on Aug 1 around Jalan Cempaka. He has been remanded until Aug 5, while we are still tracking down his two other accomplices," he said.

ACP Mohamad Farouk said the attack was caused by a prior disagreement between the victim and the suspect.

"The public should not take the law into their own hands, instead they should report matters to the police," he said.

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