Senior Citizen Attacked by MBPJ Officers

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MBPJ has vowed that there will be no cover-up in the investigations involving its enforcement officers who allegedly roughed up a senior citizen during a dog-catching operation.
MBPJ has vowed that there will be no cover-up in the investigations involving its enforcement officers who allegedly roughed up a senior citizen during a dog-catching operation. -- Google pic.

Violent behaviour towards the senior citizen and his pet dogs by MBPJ officers has angered netizens

PETALING JAYA — Several videos and pictures of Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) officers assaulting an elderly man in an attempt to capture his dogs making rounds on social media have angered netizens.

The unfortunate incident’s videos and pictures were posted by an Instagram user Nashvin Ash on Friday (24 March) showing a number of MBPJ officers assaulting an elderly man identified as Uncle Khoo trying to protect his pet dogs from being captured.

According to Nashvin, the incident occurred along Jalan 18/17 Taman Kanagapuram here around 9 pm last night.

“The uncle mentioned that the officers didn’t convey their intention and failed to show any reports or official ID and immediately started attacking him,” Nashvin posted.

To make matters worse, the victim also claimed foul words were also used by the officers.

The victim, Uncle Khoo (left) seen here defending his dogs from MBPJ officers (right) on his property - source: Instagram @nashvin_ash
The victim, Uncle Khoo (left) seen here defending his dogs from MBPJ officers (right) on his property – source: Instagram @nashvin_ash

The Victim Obtained A Few Injuries From The Attack

Nashvin also posted that due to the attack, the victim obtained a swollen jaw, swollen cheek, and a cut on his wrist as a result of the power abuse.

As an eyewitness of the assault, Nashvin pointed out that the other MBPJ officers who were present failed to question or stop their colleagues from physically harming the victim and his dogs. 

The Instagram post has received plenty of attention online. Many gave their thoughts in the comment section and have reposted the event to bring awareness regarding the amount of power abuse happening in our country to this day. 

Instagram user @nirthanjali commented, “@anwaribrahim_my ensure your government officers are not abusing their powers and punish them when they do. They are supposed to protect civilians. We’ve seen multiple government bodies over the years, not only abuse their power but have complete disregard for the rules and laws of this country.”

A majority of the comment section is filled with netizens enraged by the behaviours of the MBPJ officers.

Netizens are starting to question if these authorities incorporate gangsterism in their line of duty.

One comment by @addy.khyl mentioned #gangsterlegal saying that this is only a portion that has been revealed and the possibility of hidden agendas might be more than those which are exposed.

As of today, Nashvin’s Instagram post has received 1,573 comments and 32,701 likes.

Police Report Lodged Against MBPJ Officers

Meanwhile, according to NST, A 69-year-old man, who was assaulted by MBPJ enforcement officers while trying to protect his dogs during an operation to round up strays, lodged a police report on Saturday (25 March).

Patrick Khoo, decided to lodge a police report because he was afraid for the welfare of two of his dogs and one puppy that was caught last night.

“I was in my factory around 8 pm and I heard the dogs that were guarding the premises, barking.

“I saw an unfamiliar group of men in uniform with a truck. They came without explaining anything to me and attacked me for defending my dogs,” NST quoted him as saying when met at the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters.

Patrick said it was the first time he experienced such an incident involving council officers.

He said the officers did not issue a warrant or informed him of any prior orders to detain the dogs.

“I have raised the dogs for many years. We can trust dogs to be our guards.

“My factory is also located away from the residential area so there have never been any complaints from the public about any noise in all these years,” he said.

On the same note, MBPJ has vowed that there will be no cover-up in the investigations involving its enforcement officers who allegedly roughed up a senior citizen during a dog-catching operation.

“We want to stress that there will be no compromise in this case or (attempts) to protect any council staff if it is true and proven that they have committed the offence.

“We have also set up an internal investigating committee to probe the incident, and it is ongoing,” MBPJ said in a statement. — mediahit

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