No report made but we will look into it, says Johor top cop on assault on factory worker

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  • Friday, 11 Feb 2022

JOHOR BARU: The Johor police have not received any reports regarding a former electronics factory worker who was allegedly beaten by cops in June last year.

Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that the incident allegedly occurred during an interrogation of the worker for sharing information on the worker's situation at an electronics factory.

Comm Kamarul Zaman added that the incident was reported through an exclusive report by an international news agency, Reuters, on Dyson ending relations with the local manufacturer, ATA IMS Bhd, based on a follow-up audit report received by the company.

"Until today, no police report had been received regarding a former ATA IMS employee who was allegedly beaten at the police station in June last year.

"The employee was allegedly beaten during an interrogation as mentioned in the published report," he said in a statement on Friday (Feb 11).

According to a Reuters report, the company was believed to have been abusing its labour force, which had to work overtime, including on holidays, with some working up to 126 hours a month.

A former employee of the company that was quoted in the report, Dhan Kumar Limbu, told Reuters that company officials took him to the police station last June to share information about the situation at the factory with activists before he was beaten by police during interrogation.

The news article also mentioned that it had failed to get feedback from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on the allegation.

Comm Kamarul Zaman added that the police would look into the matter and would conduct an investigation if there were any incidents like the one reported.

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