Cops: Nepali guards in viral video have no work permit

Mohammad-Azlin-Sadari-nepali-guard-1PETALING JAYA: After being hailed as “heroes”, three Nepali security guards at a condominium in Subang Jaya here have now been found to have no working permit, New Straits Times reported.

The three Nepali guards were among four men remanded by police on Tuesday following an incident which was said to have occurred at USJ One Condo the day before, involving the guards and a visitor.

Video clips of the incident had also gone viral, showing the visitor, who is a mixed martial arts fighter, being subdued by the guards after having kicked one of the guards.

“The security guards do not have valid documents. They have passports, but no working permits,” Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Mohammad Azlin Sadari was quoted as saying by the daily.

He added that police will be calling in the guards’ employer to record their statements as well.

Asked about the investigations into the case, Azlin said the MMA fighter had retracted his police report, but the case was still being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting.

“From the video, it looks like the guards were the victims. However, we need to carry out an investigation to determine the real situation that took place before the video was captured,” Azlin was quoted as saying by NST.

In the incident, which was also caught by the condominium’s CCTV cameras, the MMA fighter had wanted to access the lift but was barred by one of the guards. One of the video clips shows the individual throwing the first kick, after which two other guards came to help the first subdue the individual.

The guards were heard speaking in Nepali and Malay. Viewers online criticised the man for kicking the guard whom they praised for his bravery.

Some of those who commented on the video even said they wished that the guard would work in their condominiums.