PKR staff did not beat ex-researcher, says leader

PKR says it has provided police with CCTV footage after a former researcher alleged that he was abused.

PETALING JAYA: A PKR state leader said a police report has been lodged against a former researcher with the party for fabricating a police report that he had been beaten by PKR staff.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the state leader said there was no such incident and CCTV footage had been given to the police for further investigation.

He said the recording showed the former researcher was not abused.

“He came in and volunteered his services as a researcher in March. He was given the job in good faith,” the PKR leader said.

However, he alleged that the former researcher started to steal from colleagues and was asked to leave after he allegedly used a stolen credit card to swipe for purchases totalling 6,000 pounds.

“We have proof of this,” he said.

The PKR leader described the former researcher as a “troubled youth”.

“He had asked me and everyone for money. We refused to give him any more money. Some of us scolded him, but there was nothing more than that,” he said.

The state chief was commenting on a report by news portal Malaysian Gazette that a PKR leader was under probe for physically abusing the former researcher.

The report said the researcher had claimed he suffered broken bones from a fight that initially started with an argument.

It said a report was lodged by the former researcher at the Petaling Jaya police station on May 26 and medical reports from a private hospital were attached with the report.

Selangor CID chief Fadzil Ahmad confirmed the police report but declined to elaborate.

A statement issued by PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s press secretary Tunku Nashrul Abaidah said the injury claimed by the former researcher was an old injury.

He said nothing untoward had happened to the former researcher.