KAJANG, Oct 29 — The police have identified the ‘Datuk Seri’ who allegedly hit three on-duty Rela volunteers last Friday morning, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.
According to The Star Online, the Home Minister also urged the man to surrender himself to the police.
“I would like to stress that everyone is accountable before the law, regardless of whether you have a title or not. Having a Datukship is not a licence to behave in such a way,” he said during a press conference after officiating the Home Ministry’s Family Day at Kajang Prison today.
The ‘Datuk Seri’ had allegedly beat up the three Rela members after he lost his cool when they supposedly ‘did not show him respect’.
In a video shared on social media, the ‘Datuk Seri’ can be seen beating up the three men who did not retaliate.
In the same report, Zahid was also asked if the Rela members were not trained in self-defence techniques, to which the deputy prime minister replied that it is impossible to train every Rela member in self-defence.
“There are about 3.05mil personnel, it is impossible. And you must understand that these are volunteers, so it is done on a voluntary basis. However, we do offer training to those who are active in performing relevant duties like security,” he was quoted saying.