PETALING JAYA: A video of the brutal beating of a middle-aged man has gone viral on social media.
The one-minute and 44-second videoclip also shows a pleading woman and frightened child witnessing the attack.
The victim is then forced to kneel in front of his attacker before being beaten with a rattan stick multiple times on his body and legs.
It is believed that the video was taken at the victim’s house in Klang.
Community Policing Malaysia founder Kuan Chee Heng posted the video on his Facebook page on Sunday.
Bukit Aman Corporate Communications chief Senior Asst Comm Datin Asmawati Ahmad confirmed the incident in a statement released Sunday.
“The incident occurred on Sept 6, and the suspect has been identified as the complainant’s neighbour. Efforts to track down the suspect are underway,” she said.
She said the cause of the assault is believed to have stemmed from an earlier argument involving the victim.