Six nabbed after brawl in Johor

JOHOR BARU: Five men and a woman have been arrested here in relations to a brawl that went viral on social media.

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Balveer Singh said that the incident that was caught on camera was believed to have happened at about 11.40pm around the Tampoi area on Saturday (May 27).

"Following the incident, we have arrested five men and one woman between the ages of 24 and 35 years old. All suspects are locals.

"They are being remanded for four days starting from Sunday (May 28) for further investigation," he said in a statement on Sunday (May 28) night here.

He added that the police were still investigating the cause of the fight and that there were injuries reported.

"We have identified and are tracking down several other suspects who are still at large.

"We urge the public not to sensationalise this matter to the point that it could threaten public order," he said.

He added that those with information on the case could reach out to investigating officer Asst Supt Risman Sahid at 019-7766043.

The case is being investigated under Section 148, Section 365 and Section 385 of the Penal Code, he said.

Earlier, a 28-seconds video of a group of people hitting a man made rounds on social media.

In the video, the group could be see pulling the victim's hair, kicking him on the head and using a helmet to hit him.

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