Minister calls for immediate probe on fireman attacked during fire fighting operation

16-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Housing and Local government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has called for immediate investigation into the case of a fireman who was allegedly assaulted during a fire fighting operation near the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn Fire and Rescue station today.

“Personally, I feel slighted and upset when watching the video (on the incident) because as a fireman, he (victim) is a frontliner who works tirelessly and whose sacrifice should be appreciated by the public.

“The society should respect the duties performed by firefighters as it has been proven that they shoulder a heavy responsibility in maintaining public safety and order,” she said in a statement today.

She said the fireman concerned had lodged a police report on the incident.

A video on the incident had gone viral. It showed a man acting aggressively and punching a fireman before he was then arrested.


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