Police nab man who allegedly tortured staff


JOHOR BAHRU: A man who allegedly tortured his staff for failing to meet their sales targets was detained in Taman Johor Jaya here last Thursday.

The 36-year-old suspect, who operates a car air freshener business, was nabbed in Jalan Bakawali 52.

Johor CID chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat said initial investigations revealed the suspect allegedly assaulted Nur Firdaus Ibrahim, 21.

“The police also seized several items believed to have been used to injure the victim.

“The suspect, who tested positive for drugs, will be remanded until Jan 18,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

Recently, photographs of Nur Firdaus with scars and burn marks on the body, went viral on social media.

Meanwhile in George Town, PENANG, a man assaulted a security guard for taking a video of him trying to remove a car wheel clamp belonging to the management of a condominium in Gelugor.

The businessman, who resides at the Delima Palace Condominium, was using a steel cutter to remove the wheel clamp when he saw the 43-year-old victim taking the video.

Timur Laut police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the victim was struck with the steel cutter, kicked and punched in the 4pm incident yesterday.

He said the guard sustained facial and body injuries.

“According to the victim, the car was clamped for parking in the waiting area for too long,” the police chief said here yesterday.

Mior Faridalathrash said both parties had lodged police reports over the incident.