JOHOR BAHRU: Five Pakistani nationals were detained by police to assist in investigations into rioting with weapons that took place near a restaurant along Jalan Gaya 27, Taman Gaya, Ulu Tiram, here.
In the 10.50pm incident on Tuesday, the five foreigners aged between 26 and 53, were said to have been involved in a fight at the location.
Following investigation, police said the cause of the fight was because they were not satisfied with a carpet business run by one of them, a 41-year-old man.
Johor Bahru south district police chief Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said they received a call from a local man informing them of the incident.
As soon as police arrived at the scene, the 41-year-old Pakistani man was found covered in blood. Cops then called for an ambulance to take the injured man to the hospital for treatment.
Five Pakistani nationals were detained by police to assist in investigations into rioting with weapons that took place near a restaurant along Jalan Gaya 27, Taman Gaya, Ulu Tiram, here. Pic by NSTP/ source from Media Social
"Pelangi Indah police station's crime prevention patrol members conducted a check at the Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) and found several other Pakistani nationals also covered in blood waiting to receive treatment.
"Interrogations were conducted and four other Pakistani men admitted to being involved in the incident," he said.
He added that the four were arrested and following that, police recovered weapons used in the fight.
"We seized two sticks measuring 89cm and 65.5cm each, keys, a remote control device and a Toyota Hilux," he said.
"Four of the suspects suffered injuries to the face while one of them had body aches. They received treatment at HSI and were arrested under the Immigration Act 1959/63," Shahurinain informed.
Investigation continues under Section 148 of the Penal Code. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd