Student on bus in Johor assaulted by group of youths

A group of youths, believed to be high on drugs, assaulted a student in a bus on Sunday, China Press reported.

Teh Kian Wei, 17, said the group of about 10 in their early 20s approached him and his female friend (not girlfriend) on the bus they were travelling in from Batu Pahat back to his house in Pontian, Johor, telling them to "go back to China".

He said they were on their way home at around 7.15pm after watching a movie at a mall in Batu Pahat.

"We were seated in the last row when the youths boarded the bus.

"They told us that this place was their 'territory' and asked us to go back to China," he said.

Despite ignoring them, Teh said the group punched and kicked him.

"One of them even used an iron ring to hit me," he said.

He also added that he suffered bruises on his back, shoulder and ears.

Teh said the bus conductor, who tried to intervene, was threatened.

"They told the conductor they would beat him up too if he didn't mind his own business," he said.

He added that his watch and a smartphone worth a total of about RM2,000 (S$718) was snatched from him.

The driver later sent Teh to a police station to lodge a report and to a government clinic for treatment.