Man held for kicking woman on pedestrian bridge


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained a man who kicked a woman on the Bank Negara pedestrian bridge on Thursday.

The incident was captured on CCTV and the 36-second recording was widely spread on social media, prompting online outrage.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh said in a statement today that police managed to track down the suspect aged 33 at 11.30pm last night in Jinjang.

“The suspect had previously been detained for attempting to break into the Bank Negara building armed with a parang and the case is now in court,” he said.

According to Amar Singh, the woman, a Bank Negara employee was walking along the pedestrian bridge towards her workplace when the man suddenly kicked her from behind, causing her to fall.

“The victim sustained injuries on her right cheek and sought treatment at Pantai Hospital, Bangsar. However, she did not lodge a police report,” he said.