Cops to seize property of employer who assaulted bodyguards

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Police are taking steps to confiscate the property illegally acquired by an employer who allegedly assaulted his two bodyguards for fasting, said Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed.

He said apart from the assault case, the suspect was also being investigated under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001

“I was given to understand that we are in the process of confiscating his property,” he told a media conference in Shah Alam today.

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“So far, there is no evidence that the suspect and his four workers who were arrested earlier were involved in secret societies,” he added.

Earlier today, Magistrate Nur Atikah Zakaria issued a five-day remand order against the 44-year-old suspect in Klang.

The remand is to facilitate investigations under the Penal Code for causing hurt, criminal intimidation, insulting Islam and attempted murder.

Police had earlier said the arrest of the suspect for assault had led to the uncovering of his alleged involvement in illegal gambling and money lending syndicates.

Meanwhile, Dang Wangi police have refuted claims that they gave preferential treatment to the suspects involved in the assault of two bodyguards.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said this after the suspect apologised for his actions before being handed over to the South Klang police.

“Many reporters were at the Dang Wangi police headquarters following a press conference over the Hari Raya-themed online gambling video on Saturday (April 17).

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“The suspect was coincidentally being brought through the lobby to be handed over to the South Klang police and noticed them and started talking. The suspect did not give a press conference,” he said in a statement on Sunday (April 18).

ACP Mohd Zainal said the reporters there did not pose any questions to the suspect when he began apologising in Mandarin.

“We urge all parties to not manipulate this issue,” he said.

The employer who allegedly assaulted his two bodyguards for fasting had apologised for his actions.

“If what I said to my bodyguards offended anyone, I think I should apologise to all Muslims in the country, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and my two former bodyguards, ” he said in Mandarin outside the Dang Wangi police station on Saturday.

He was speaking to reporters outside the station yesterday before being taken away in a police car.