Bodyguards beaten for fasting: Police discover illegal gambling, money lending activities

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The arrest of four individuals who allegedly assaulted two bodyguards for fasting yesterday has led to the discovery of illegal gambling activities and a money lending syndicate run by the employer.

Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said in the 10 pm raid on the house of one of the suspects in Bukit Tinggi, police seized a gun and 10 bullets as well as the cane used to beat the two bodyguards.

He said the firearm was under the control of one of the victims, and it belonged to a security company.

“The arrests also led to the discovery of 100 kilogrammes of gold bars and 12,500 pieces of US$100 notes, with the total value of the seizure estimated at RM28.25 million,” he said at a press conference today.


The four men are being remanded for between five and seven days, beginning today to assist in the investigation into the case.


“The preliminary investigation revealed that the 44-year-old employer was involved in the illegal money-lending and gambling activities,” he said, adding that the employer was also arrested at Dang Wangi yesterday.

The case is being investigated under Sections 324, 298 and 307 of the Penal Code as well as Section 4 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from Illegal Activities Act 2001 and Section 5 (2) of the Moneylenders Act 1951.

Meanwhile, Arjunaidi also reminded the public not to view the case as a racial issue.

Dang Wangi district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Zainal said the employer had allegedly slapped, hit and aimed a gun at his two bodyguards.


“Both victims were employed by a security company, GMP Kaisar Sekuriti Sdn Bhd. The suspect had sought for personal bodyguard services from the company.

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“The two men had been working with the suspect for the past three to seven months. The reason the incident happened was because the suspect did not like that the duo were fasting during Ramadan and he forced them not to do so,” said Zainal in a statement.