by Nadiah Zamlus
SUBANG JAYA, Feb 14 — Subang Jaya assemblyman Michelle Ng Mei Sze says she is prepared to be a mediator to resolve the conflict between a local council enforcement officer and an elderly man, which reportedly took place in USJ9 here yesterday.
Ng had urged both parties to come forward to explain themselves and make peace as to not escalate the matter further.
“I am not blaming either one of them but this should be a lesson to all and it should not be repeated again,” she said when commenting on a video circulating on social media of a dispute between a Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) officer and an elderly man.
The 37-second video showed the elderly man to be in disagreement with an MPSJ officer as his car was being towed away.
The elderly man was seen raising his umbrella in the video and had hit the officer on the arm, which led to the officer retaliating and wrestled the man to the ground, causing him to bleed.
Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Risikin Satiman had confirmed a report was lodged by the MPSJ officer and the case is being investigated under Section 186, 332 and 324 of the Penal Code.
He had also urged the public to stop sharing the video to curb negative speculation among the people.
Meanwhile in a statement today, MPSJ president Noraini Roslan said the officer had been removed from his duty while investigations are ongoing.
“The traffic offence, as well as the offence in hitting an officer on duty, was clear. But at the same time we take the reaction by the enforcement officer seriously,” she said.
“A thorough and transparent investigation will be carried out.”