Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Kepong Umno Youth chief slashed near his home

KUALA LUMPUR: Kepong Umno Youth chief Datuk Norizan Ali (pic), 41, is in critical condition after he was slashed by two assailants outside his home in Taman Dagang, Ampang Jaya.

Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said Norizan was believed to have been attacked at about 3am when he returned home from watching football with his friends at a mamak stall about 1.5km from his house.

Norizan had parked his car some 20m from his double-storey house and was believed to have been slashed while walking towards his house.

“We believe that he was asked to surrender his belongings but he put up a struggle as he suffered slash wounds to his abdomen and hands,” he said.

Police believed his assailants ran away empty-handed when Norizan screamed.

His handphone and a ring were found on the ground.

Despite his injuries, Norizan staggered to his house, knocked on the front gate and shouted for help before collapsing.

He is being warded at the Intensive Care Unit of the Ampang Hospital and has regained consciousness. He is in critical but stable condition.

DPC Tun Hisan said based on information given by the Norizan's family, police were also looking at other motives for the attack, including revenge.

“The family informed me that Norizan's two cars had their windows smashed on two separate occasions over the past couple of months but nothing was stolen,” he said.

Norizan's eldest daughter Amalina, 19, said she was woken up by her father's screams.

“I rushed out and saw my father on the ground, covered in blood,” she said.

“I shouted for help and a neighbour called the police and ambulance,” she added.

Neighbour Abdul Wahab Karim, 53, a businessman, said he heard a motorcycle roaring away before hearing Norizan's cries for help.

Norizan's wife Datin Roslinda Kamaruddin was too distraught to speak to reporters.

Norizan's driver Al-Najib Abu Bakar said his boss had told him on Sunday that he had noticed three suspicious-looking men hanging about his street whenever he returned home at around 2am or 3am for the past few nights.

“Those people might have been responsible for the attack,” he said.


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