Published: Wednesday September 5, 2012 MYT 9:19:00 PM
Cop testifies he was injured by protesters at Bersih rally
By TERENCE TOH
KUALA LUMPUR: A policeman who was injured during the recent Bersih 3.0 rally took the stand at the Sessions Court here in the trial of a rubber tapper charged with rioting during the event.
Constable Mohamad Kamil Paimin, 24, submitted a police report made on Apr 28 to the court while being examined during the trial of Mohd Safuan Mamat, 25.
In the report, Mohamad Kamil said he had been attacked by demonstrators while driving his vehicle in front of Sogo on the day of the rally.
He claimed demonstrators had thrown a rock into his windshield, and then assaulted him, causing him to pass out and wake up in an ambulance later.
According to Mohamad Kamil, he discovered his phone, pocketbook, revolver and 15 bullets missing, which he believed had been taken by the demonstrators.
He added he had to spend three days in the hospital for his injuries, and had to receive six stitches on the head. Also testifying was photographer Corporal Jamaluddin Nizam.
Mohd Safuan has been charged with being a member of an illegal gathering aimed at causing harm to Mohamad Kamil, and using violence to achieve its goals.
The offence allegedly occurred at about 3.50pm on Apr 28 at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here.
He was charged for rioting under section 147 of the Penal Code, which upon conviction, carries a penalty of up to two years imprisonment, a fine, or both.
He has also been charged with causing mischief by using a traffic cone to damage a police car during a riot, and deliberately injuring Al-Jazeera cameraman Mohd Azri Mohd Salleh, 28.
The trial continues Thursday.