Ramadan: the month of spiritual renewal. “Man Assaulted, Stripped Naked For Allegedly Ridiculing Ramadan,” from Bernama, July 16 (thanks to Twostellas):
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) — Eight men assaulted and stripped a cybercafe worker naked yesterday, for allegedly making controversial views on social websites, ridiculing the month of Ramadan.
The 24-year-old victim was also alleged to have supported the action of controversial sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivien Lee’s Facebook posting which showed the couple associating ‘bak kut teh’ with the holy month.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said initial investigations revealed the man, from Shah Alam, Selangor was set upon by the assailants, allegedly over his insensitive statement.
He said the police detained four youths in Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya this morning, in connection with the assault.
“We believe the motive (behind the assault) is revenge,” Khalid told reporters, following Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission chairman Datuk Heliliah Mohd Yusof’s visit to the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman here Tuesday.
In the 3am incident yesterday, the victim was believed to have been abducted by eight men and forced into a Toyota Alphard vehicle while he was having supper with his girlfriend at a restaurant in Shah Alam.
However, his girlfriend was unharmed.
Subsequently, Ng was found stripped naked and abandoned at the 4.5km Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway near the exit Setiawangsa. He sustained head and body injuries.
A motorcyclist sent him to the Jalan Tun Razak police station where a report was lodged.
On the progress of investigations into Tan, 25, and Lee, 24, the inspector-general of police said the police had opened an investigation paper under Section 298A of the Penal Code pertaining.
“I advise the couple to come forward to the KL police contingent to have their statements recorded,” he added.
Yesterday, Tan and Lee had their statements recorded at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions here to facilitate investigations under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
The duo could be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed one year, or both if convicted.