Singaporean hits the gas in JB after allegedly beating Malaysian's face with wrench

Malaysian police are looking for three Singaporean men to assist in the investigation of a case of causing hurt with a weapon.
PHOTO: Facebook video screengrabs

A 24-year-old Malaysian man was hit with a wrench by a Singaporean man in his 20s in Johor Bahru, said the police there.

The incident happened outside an entertainment venue in Taman Mount Austin, an area known for its cafes and bubble tea shops.

JB police said on Monday (Aug 1) that they believed the confrontation was over a misunderstanding that occurred in the entertainment venue, reported Johor’s China Press

The police said they are looking for three Singaporean men to assist in the investigation of a case of causing hurt with a weapon.

Photos and a video of a confrontation between two groups of people were posted online on Sunday (July 31). One photo shows a white Lexus with a Singapore number plate. Another photo and the video show one man holding a wrench. 

The post alleged that a Singaporean man used a weapon to injure someone and fled.

When contacted by Stomp, Lai Ku, the Facebook user who wrote the post, said: "They beat our friend."

When asked why they beat his friend, Lai Ku said they were drunk.

Lai Ku then posted on Monday (Aug 1) a photo of a police report lodged with the Malaysian police.

In the report, the complainant said that on July 31 at around 3.20am, he was in a car in Austin Heights when three men came and knocked on the driver's side window.

After he rolled down the window, one man hit his face with a wrench. He suffered injuries to his nose and right eye. 

The three men accused the complainant of showing them an obscene sign, but he denied it. After his friends came to his aid, the three men ran away, said the complainant.

They reportedly fled in a car.

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