Hindraf chairman attacked, told not to mess with govt

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SEREMBAN: Two assailants today assaulted Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy at his office here today, in what he believed was a politically motivated attack to stop his support for the opposition.

Waythamoorthy’s lawyer, S Karthigesan, said two men had come to his office at around 3.50pm on the pretext of making a delivery.

He said Waythamoorthy and his staff, sensing something was not right, went into their rooms.

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“Within seconds, the perpetrators broke open the glass panel doors and entered his premises,” Karthigesan said.

He said the activist was then punched, while several bags of liquid were hurled into his room as the assailants shouted “acid”.

According to Karthigesan, one of the men warned Waythamoorthy “not to mess around with the government”.

He said Waythamoorthy’s wife who was present was also attacked by the men, who took away her gold chain and mobile phone.

“Waythamoorthy believes this is a deliberate attack on him, to prevent him from supporting the opposition in the next elections,” the lawyer said.

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