KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has applied to strike out a suit filed by a self-employed man, who claimed to have been assaulted by a Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) team during a Bersih demonstration in 2007.

Senior Federal Counsel Isnan Ishak, who is representing the defendants, in his submission to the High Court here sought to strike out the suit on grounds that the plaintiff Aleyasak Hamid Hassan did not name the FRU personnel who had allegedly assaulted him.

“The FRU personnel should have been named as the first defendant in this case,” he said.

However, Aleyasak’s counsel R. Sivarasa argued that it was impossible to get the names as the FRU team personnel were wearing uniform that covered their names and staff numbers.

High Court judge Justice John Louis O’Hara set Oct 7 to deliver his decision.

On Aug 17 last year, Aleyasak filed a RM2mil suit against the Inspector-General of Police, the Government and two others over an alleged as­sault during the demonstration in Jalan Tun Perak on Nov 10, 2007.

Aleyasak, 35, from Kajang, claimed he had been physically and verbally assaulted by an FRU team in the incident which left him with a broken leg.



1 October 2011