3 men arrested for beating up Australian man at KL nightclub

Photo: Screengrab from the viral video/Twitter
Photo: Screengrab from the viral video/Twitter

Three men were arrested for assaulting an Australian man near a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur on September 23. 

The nightclub is located on Jalan Tun Razak, a generally busy and safe road where post-clubbing fights rarely occur. 

A video of the altercation that quickly became viral on social media showed the bleeding victim being battered by a group of five to six guys before finally collapsing. 

According to Ashari Abu Samah, the police chief of Wangsa Maju district, a report was made on September 23 at 4:54 am.

He said the group comprised both Malaysians and foreigners.

He stated that the victim had slashes on his neck, torso, and hand because one of the suspects allegedly used a sharp object.

“The victim was taken to Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where he is in a stable condition,” he said in a statement.

Ashari said the brawl is being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting with a weapon, which provides for a five-year jail sentence, a fine, or both, if found guilty. 

The three guys who were detained, according to Ashari, ranged in age from 20 to 30 and have been held without bail until September 27.

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