No report made but we will look into it, says Johor police chief on assault on factory worker

JOHOR BARU: Johor Police have not received any information about a former electronics factory worker who was allegedly beaten by cops in June last year.

Johor Police Chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the incident allegedly happened during an interrogation of the worker for sharing information about his situation at an electronics factory.

Comm Kamarul Zaman added that the incident was reported in an exclusive report by an international news agency, Reuters, on the end of relations between Dyson and the local manufacturer, ATA IMS Bhd, based on a report follow-up audit received by the company.

“Until today, no police report has been received regarding a former ATA IMS employee who was allegedly beaten at the police station in June last year.

“The employee was allegedly beaten during interrogation, as mentioned in the published report,” he said in a statement on Friday February 11.

According to a Reuters report, the company allegedly abused its workforce, which had to work overtime, including on public holidays, with some working up to 126 hours a month.

A former company employee named in the report, Dhan Kumar Limbu, told Reuters that company officials took him to the police station last June to share information about the situation at the factory with activists before he was beaten by police during interrogation.

The news article also mentioned that he had not gotten back from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on the allegation.

Comm Kamarul Zaman added that the police would look into the matter and conduct an investigation if there were any incidents like the one reported.

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