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Video of Penang police officer slapping two men, said to be foreigners, hits Facebook

Published on Dec 16, 2013 2:48 PM

GEORGE TOWN (The Star/Asia News Network) - A video clip showing a policeman who roughed up two men by the roadside has made its way to Facebook. The incident was said to have taken place in the Bayan Baru area.

In the clip, the policeman could be seen shouting and slapping one of them. He then asked for personal documents from the two men, said to be foreigners.

When contacted, Penang's police chief, Senior Deputy Commissoner Abdul Rahim Hanafi, said the policeman had since been transferred to another department pending investigation.

Datuk Rahim said the man was attached to the Bayan Baru police station before his immediate transfer to the operation centre of Balik Pulau district police headquarters