Sunday, February 14, 2016

Papagomo must produce assault victim, says Khalid

Police have interviewed pro-Umno blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, also known as Papagomo, for assaulting a foreign worker recently. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the blogger has been called up by the police and also told to produce the man he assaulted. "Until now, we have yet to be able to trace the victim. I have asked Papagomo to cooperate and produce the man. "He has yet to do that. We need to get the man's statement," he told reporters today at the Penang police headquarters after witnessing the handing over of duties of the outgoing Penang police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Hanafi to his successor, Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab. On the police being perceived as lenient in handling the case, Khalid said procedures must be followed. "We must follow the process. We cannot just go and arrest because somebody got beaten up on video. "We cannot get emotional. We have to follow the proper process to ensure justice. "Be patient. Action will be taken." It was reported earlier this month that Papagomo assaulted a man believed to be a Pakistani for allegedly harassing the blogger's sisters and two other friends. He was recorded on video slapping, pushing and kicking the man in the incident late last month. The video went viral on social media. Meanwhile, on the murder of a nasi kandar businessman in Penang last week, Khalid said police have leads and were confident the case would be solved. Syed Amen Jainul Abdin was gunned down in his Mercedes on Jalan Datuk Keramat in the early morning hours last Wednesday. Khalid also said the claims by a religious teacher that he was handcuffed, assaulted and injured by two policemen at the Gurun police station in Kedah last Tuesday were being investigated. Mohd Na'im Zakaria, 29, who teaches at SK Simpang 3, Sungai Daun, said in the 10pm incident last Tuesday, he was riding a high-powered motorcycle when he was stopped by the policemen who were manning a roadblock in front of the police station. He said he was detained without being told what offence he had committed. – February 15, 2016.]]>

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