Court: High Court, Jalan Duta Kuala Lumpur
Parties: Aleyasak Hamid @ Hassan v Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur & 3 Ors
Suit No: s-21-209-2010
Matter was fixed for case management today, Plaintiff has filed all necessary documents to be set for trial pending response from the Defendants. In the meantime Court was informed that the Federal Counsel has also filed an application to strike off the suit. Matter is now fixed for 15th August 2011 for further mention. Farida Mohamad appearing on behalf of Messrs Daim &Gamany representing Aleyasak attended court today.
In his statement of claim, Aleyasak said the peaceful assembly turned chaotic when the FRU “attacked and moved in on members of the public” taking part in the protest.The plaintiff claimed that the FRU did not issue any warning to the group, that was reciting prayers at that time, to disperse. He also alleged that he fell after the FRU pushed him from behind and that despite his pleas, they repeatedly stepped on and kicked him, breaking his left leg. Aleyasak said the FRU personnel also uttered vulgarities at him. He claimed that as a result of the assault, he suffered, among others, a broken leg, wounds, bruises, a swollen kneecap, nervous shock, mental anxiety and embarassment. He was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment on the same day and had to undergo surgery on his left leg on Nov 12, 2007.The plaintiff alleged that the defendants had abused their power and violated his rights under the Federal Constitution by physically assaulting and intimidating him. He is seeking RM1mil in general damages and another RM1mil in aggravated and exemplary damages. He also sought special damages, interests, costs, and other relief deemed fit by the court