No Action Taken On MBPJ Officer Who Allegedly “Roughed Up” Senior Citizen
MBPJ has decided not to take action against its officer who allegedly hit a senior citizen during a stray dog catching operation.
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The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has confirmed that no action will be taken against its officer who allegedly roughed up a senior citizen, Patrick Khoo, during an operation to catch stray dogs.
MBPJ, in a statement, said Khoo, 69, was not assaulted but was unintentionally struck during the operation, Free Malaysia Today reported.
After conducting an internal investigation, MBPJ said it will improve its procedures in high-risk operations to capture strays.
Other improvements include equipping its officers with body cameras, conducting joint operations with the police in higher-risk operations, and inviting representatives from NGOs and residents’ associations to observe its operations to ensure transparency.
Last month, Khoo was allegedly hit by an MBPJ officer when he tried to shield a stray dog from being taken.
The incident reportedly took place at Taman Kanagapuram, off Jalan Klang Lama, in Petaling Jaya on 23 March.
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Khoo was charged in court with obstructing government officials from carrying out their duties under Section 186 of the Penal Code.
He claimed trial to the charge. If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to two years or a maximum fine of RM10,000, or both.
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Another video of alleged MBPJ officer surfaces
Meanwhile, another video showing a group said to be MBPJ officers allegedly on a dog-catching operation made the rounds online.
One of the officers allegedly taunted a man who filmed the whole dog-catching operation.
It’s the MBPJ’s job to catch all these dogs. It’s none of your business if it’s not your dog. Are those your dogs? If it is yours you tell us so.One of the MBPJ officers in the video
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