Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Selayang councillor, aide beaten up

Selayang municipal councillor Allan Lim Ching How has claimed that he and his assistant Zuhudi Ahmad were beaten up by 20 individuals this morning.

Lim identified them as members of Malay NGOs Perkasa and Pekida, saying they were wearing shirts bearing the Perkasa logo.

The two were injured in the incident which occurred about 11.30am and went to Selayang Hospital to seek treatment.

NONELim's eyelid and lips were torn and his neck was bruised after he was repeatedly kicked, while Zuhudi was kicked at least twice in the stomach.

Relating what took place, Lim said he had gone to the building site a hall for Chinese associations when he heard that a group was tearing down the project signboard at the site in Jalan TIB 1, Taman Bolton in Batu Caves.

Upon arrival, Lim Zuhudi found Perkasa members in the process of demolishing the signboard.

“I asked why they are doing this, but about 20 of them started to beat us up,” he said when contacted.

Although he identified himself as a councillor and tried to prevent them from beating him, they brushed aside his pleas.

“This is Tanah Melayu (Malay land), it is our land, not Tanah orang Cina (Chinese land), we are not afraid,” he quoted his assailants as saying.

Lim claimed that two policemen were at the site to observe the gathering, but that his assailants did not pay any heed to their presence.

“They tried to stop the men but there were too many. At the same time, my assailants challenged the cops,” he said.

“I don't understand why the OCPD only sent two police officers to monitor the situation when they were 50 to 60 Perkasa and Pekida members there. No one was arrested. Why were the cops there - just to show face?”

Lim and Zuhudi have lodged separate police reports at the Batu Caves police station.

Batu Caves assemblyperson Amiruddin Saari, when contacted, confirmed hearing of the incident but said he is in Malacca for the Sukma games.

'Not Perkasa policy'

In an immediate reaction, Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali said he is unaware of any incident involving Perkasa members.

NONE"I am in Parliament (as Pasir Mas MP). I don't know...I shall gather information first on whether it is true or not," he said.

However he stressed that this may have nothing to do with Perkasa.

"This have nothing to do with Perkasa, it is not our policy (to act violently)... Just because they wear Perkasa shirts does not mean they are Perkasa members, " he added.

Selangor Perkasa chief Abdullah Mansor said an investigation is underway to determine if Perkasa members were involved.

"It is understood that those involved are locals who are unhappy with some local issues. There are Perkasa members living in the area, but there are also Umno, PAS, PKR and other NGO members living there," he said in a statement sent via text message.


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