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PKR man attacked during fund-raising event

 | June 27, 2012

The PKR branch leader was slashed on the face by unknown assailants.

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men on a motorcycle attacked a PKR man during a fund-raising gathering for Sri Lankan refugees in Brickfields here today.

Kepong PKR information chief MS Arjunan was slashed several times on his face by one of the assailants who escaped with the other youth on the motorcycle.

“My father received four stitches on his face at a clinic in Bangsar,” said his son Kalaimughilan.

Arjunan and his son are expected to lodge a report at the Travers police station in Bangsar.

Earlier, Kalaimughilan and his father held a gathering at the Brickfields water fountain to raise money for the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees.

The assembly was organised by Malaysian Tamil Progressive Team, a NGO headed by Kalaimughilan.

At about 5.30pm, Kalaimughilan said he walked to a nearby restaurant to meet his friend when he heard his father screaming for help.

“I turned back and saw my father bleeding from the face. The assailant quickly sped off on the motorcycle before I could do anything,” he said.

Kalaimughilan claimed that the attack on his father could be politically motivated due to the latter’s work in championing the downtrodden.

He also alleged that a police officer told him to take Arjunan away, saying there were others waiting to harm him.

“We are reformists and we work for the people. If these people think this will scare us, think again,” he said.


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