Cops nab welfare group's vice chairman for slashing man's face over dispute

KUALA LUMPUR: The vice chairman of a welfare organisation has been arrested for allegedly slashing a man's face with a knife due to a dispute over a damaged car.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the incident occurred at around 6pm on Aug 10 near the Merdeka Villa Ampang basketball court.

"The 24-year-old victim received a call from the suspect, who is the boyfriend of one of his friends.

"They were supposed to meet to discuss settling an accident involving the victim's car," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 16).

He said investigations revealed that the suspect borrowed the victim's vehicle and was involved in an accident at around 8pm on Aug 5.

"The suspect said he would not pay for the damage and instead asked the victim to fight him.

"The suspect then attempted to punch the victim and slashed his face with a knife," he said.

ACP Mohamad Farouk added that police arrested the suspect, also 24, following a 2am raid on a house in Semenyih on Aug 16.

"The suspect told police that he dumped the knife near the scene of the scuffle before fleeing.

"The suspect has a record of 11 prior offences including drug-related crimes," he said, adding that the suspect would be remanded to assist further investigations.

ACP Mohamad Farouk added that the suspect also tested positive for ganja.

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