Selangor Journal

Police deny locals were involved in Selayang Wholesale Market video incident

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — The police have denied locals were involved in a robbery incident, which resulted in injuries and fights, at the Selayang Wholesale Market area, which went viral on social media recently.

Sentul district police chief ACP Ahmad Sukarno Mohd Zahari said his team detected a four-minute, 55-second video today, showing a group of men believed to be Burmese nationals gathered in front of a shop with a message ‘India steals Rohingya’s house’.

“We deny there was a fight between a local man and Myanmar man that went viral in the video.

“A review found the individual involved in the fight was a Myanmar man and the video was spread by irresponsible parties,” he said in a statement today.

Sukarno added that his team received information regarding a fight at a ‘rumah kongsi’ in the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market, near a bank in Jinjang, at about 9.24pm on Sunday (March 17).

Following the incident, four Myanmar men were injured and sent to the Selayang Hospital for treatment.

“Two Myanmar men have been detained to assist in the investigation. The incident was over a disagreement between a husband and wife, and we found that the detained foreigners had no criminal records,” he said.

Two foreign men, aged 20 and 21, have been remanded until Saturday (March 16) under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing serious injury by using a weapon and Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting.

— Bernama

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