PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested three men for assaulting an Australian near an entertainment outlet at Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 23.
A video of the brawl had gone viral on social media, showing the bloodied victim getting beaten up by five to six men before eventually falling over.
Wangsa Maju district police chief Ashari Abu Samah said a report was made at 4.54am on Sept 23. He said the group comprised both Malaysians and foreigners.
He said one of the suspects was believed to have used a sharp weapon, resulting in cuts to the victim’s neck, body and palm.
“The victim was taken to Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where he is in a stable condition,” he said in a statement.
Ashari said the three men who were arrested were aged between 20 and 30 and have been remanded until Sept 27.
The case is being probed under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting with a weapon, which provides for a five-year jail sentence, or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
“We are tracking down the remaining suspects,” he said.
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