PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, is being sought by police in connection with an alleged assault case in Ampang last Saturday.
Police has urged Farhash to turn himself in to assist investigations over the alleged armed assault.
Selangor Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said the incident involving Farhash and 14 others occurred at the Kompleks Sukan Arena All Stars in Taman Dagang Permai, Ampang at around 9pm.
“Following the incident, the police are currently urging one of the suspects known as Farhash Wafa Salvador, 37, to come forward to assist in the investigations,” he said in a statement.
According to police, the armed assault took place after Farhash had confronted a boxing coach and pushed the latter’s face after both men bumped into one another at the sports complex.
“Subsequently, a scuffle broke out between the two and the building management asked both men to leave the area.
“However, when the victim had gone to the motorcycle parking lot of the sports complex, he was set upon by a group of 10 men who attacked him with various weapons,” Fadzil said.
Fadzil said the victim, who was accompanied by three friends at the time, attempted to break the fight but failed.
“The victim was then assaulted with motorcycle helmets, knives and chairs,” he added.
Following the attack, the victim who lodged a police report said he sustained tissue injuries to the hip, various parts of the body and crotch.
Farhash, who is also PKR Perak chief, was thrust into the limelight recently when he was arrested, along with Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and seven others, over police investigations into several sex videos implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Earlier today, Farhash reportedly told Sinar Harian that a viral message that had circulated today claiming that he was involved in a fight is a slander against him by his political opponents.
“Yes, surely (this is the work of my political opponents). Many are being paid to slander,” he was quoted as saying.
The message, which had been circulating on social media and instant messaging platforms, claimed that Farhash had been arrested in relation to a fight outside a gymnasium in Ampang on Aug 31.
It alleged that he had severely beaten a man due to being dissatisfied after losing a court case involving the man.
The report quoted Farhash claiming that the allegations are untrue.
Anwar’s press secretary Tunku Nashrul likewise defended Farhash.
“The incident alleged in the message is untrue,” he was quoted as saying.
Free Malaysia Today also reported that Farhash denied any involvement in the incident.
“It’s fake. It was not me” he said.