Wednesday, 16 September 2009
BBRAeNEWS No.230 - BBRA's Fight against crime.
BBRA's Fight Against Crimes.
Streets Crimes – Putrajaya(2009/07/28): The government is making the right against street crimes a priority and aims to reduce the incidence of such cases by 20 per cents by the end of next year. We stress reducing street crimes as they cause trauma and prolonged fear among the communities – Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Wednesday September 16, 2009
The Star Newspaper
Jockey slashed in early morning attack
By ALEX TENG
KUALA LUMPUR: Two parang-wielding men slashed a jockey when he arrived for work at the Selangor Turf Club (STC) in Sungei Besi here.
Vellaikannu Palanisamy, 41, was just getting out of his car when the incident took place at the car park at about 6.30am yesterday.
He blocked the blow towards his head with his left arm and, as a result, suffered a cut on his elbow.
He was admitted to a private hospital here where he is recuperating.
The club has lodged a police report.
“It happened so fast and it was still very dark at that time. I think there were three of them.
“One was waiting in the car and the other two, both armed with sharp objects, went charging at him once he got out of his car,” said one witness in an inquiry at the STC after the incident.
Married with two children, Vellaikannu had just resumed riding after suffering an injury from a fall while riding a horse called Victory Star here early this month.
The last time he was on the winner’s podium was when he partnered Consong to win a RM35,000 race for maiden horses over 1,200m in Ipoh last month.
The year 2006 was probably Vellaikannu’s best. He won the RM250,000 Astro Wah Lai Toi Charity Cup via Fast Flying in Ipoh and the RM150,000 Penang Turf Club Anniversary Cup on China Rock.
The attack is the third on members of the racing fraternity this year.
In April, Malayan Racing Association deputy chief stipendiary steward Soo Lai Kwok suffered a fractured arm and leg when he was ambushed by eight people after he had stopped for lunch at Bukit Tambun in Penang.
Four months earlier in January, Soo’s boss David McGillivray had his left arm almost severed in a brutal attack outside a popular Indian restaurant in Ipoh.