what you don't in the media
> RE : BEATEN UP BY JPJ OFFICER IN PORT DICKSON,
> 12.00 NOON,WEDNESDAY 20/11/2002
> NAME : CHUNG KING KEONG
> I/C : 680225-10-6271
> PROFESSION : ACCOUNTANT
> ADDRESS : U2-03-08, AMPANG DAMAI 2, JALAN WAWASAN AMPANG
> 3/8A, BANDAR BARU AMPANG, 68000 SELANGOR
> TEL : 012-202 7322, 03-4270 6100 (OFFICE)
> How it happened : -
> I used to travel from KL to Port Dickson (PD) weekly to
> carry out my duty in Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson. I reached
> PD at about 11.45am this morning. When I was passing
> by the Avillion Hotel, i saw JPJ officers (about 6 persons)
> checking all the vehicles one after another. I stopped my
> car when came to my turn. The officer known as
> Mohammad ruslee Harun (Ruslee) asked me to produce my
> driving licence to him.
> I got down from my car and showed him my new I/C -
> mykad which my driving license data and personal data
> are being stored in it. He insisted me to show him the old
> driving licence card which i have left it at home. (Note :
> when i applied the new mykad i/c, i have double confirmed
> with NRIC department, and i was informed and assured
> that i don't have to bring my driving license card because
> driving license is stored in mykad). I told Ruslee that i have
> left the old driving license in KL home. He then said : "i
> will issue you a summon for failing to produce driving
> licence"(in Bahasa : Kesalahan - Gagal kemukakan lisen
> memandu). I felt very confused. I asked him " where is
> your mykad card reader ?" He told he didn't have card
> reader. And insisted that i must produce old driving license
> I tried to resolved the problem. I then called up NRIC
> department (Tel : 03-7968 3258 / 7968 3248 / 7968 3212) to
> tell them my current situation / problems. A Malay lady
> picked up my call and told me that i don't have to bring
> my old driving licence because the licence data all are being
> stored in my mykad i/c. I even passed my handphone to
> Mohammad Ruslee (Ruslee) so that NRIC dept officer
> concerned could clarify the matter to him. But he refused to
> agree with NRIC dept officer's statement and insisted
> to issue summon to me. I immediately requested help from
> the NRIC officer concerned. She then asked me to call up
> Seremban NRIC dept head i.e Ketua Pengarah (Tel : 06-765
> 1600) Tuan "Rajib" / "Lajib" to seek for help.
> I then called Tuan Rajib accordingly. I explained my
> problems / situation to Tuan Rajib. He told me the same
> thing as what KL NRIC dept have told me earlier i.e No
> need to bring my old driving licence card !! Again, i passed
> the phone line to Ruslee.
> After long talking between two of them, Ruslee still
> refused to accept Tuan Rajib's statement. He still wanted to
> issue me summon. I took back my phone and talked to
> tuan Rajib. He asked me try to argue / convince Ruslee. At
> that point of time, i felt very confused and helpless. One
> party said okay but the other party said not okay. I told
> Ruslee i have valid driving licence and i am not wrong at
> all because i just follow guidelines of NRIC dept.
> I told him that refused to accept / sign the summon letter
> on this basis. But Ruslee threatened me and said : " if you
> refuse to accept summon notice, i will tow ( "tarik") your
> car back to JPJ dept". I felt very worry and angry. How
> could this happen to me ?
> Where are the laws and justices ?? I have no other
> choice and I finally forced to sign the summon notice just
> to ensure my car is saved.
> Then, I told Ruslee that i will see JPJ to report the
> incident and seek clarification. I told him i want to write
> down the name of those JPJ officers involved for my future
> I got three names only. i.e . 1. Mohommad Ruslee, 2.
> Yuzawizu, 3. Syed Abd Rahim (Rahim).
> While i was writing, suddenly, Rahim came forwarded and
> kicked hardly me and shouted to me : " Apa you mau
> tulis ? " / why you want to write ?? He kicked my right leg
> very hard and forcefully. (I still feel the pain now). He
> wanted to beat me up some more but luckily at this
> moment he was pulled/blocked by the other two
> colleagues / officers. I just can't imagine what would
> happen to me if nobody stopped him. Many other
> drivers, at that time, have watched and witnessed the
> whole incident. Of course, I felt very very angry and
> frustrated. However, I told myself cool down, cool down......
> and never never fight back.
> I have controlled my emotion well. I then just kept quiet
> and walked back to my car, left the place.
> I then drove myself to the nearby Police Station at Teluk
> Kemang to make a police report. The Chief Police named
> Tuan Othman.
> He is very nice gentleman and asked me what had
> happened. I told him the entire incident / experience. He
> then used his mykad reader to read my i/C and have
> confirmed that my driving license is still valid. He further
> stated i am not wrong and JPJ officer shouldn't be so
> voilence and beat me up. Tuan Othman then contacted JPJ
> Seremban chief director and informed him about the
> incident. Tuan Othman also wanted those JPJ officers
> involved to come over to Police Station. After waiting for
> about half an hour, four JPJ officers arrived at Police station
> (three of them are named as above). We all went in to
> a meeting room. At the present of Tuan Othman, myself
> and four other JPJ officers, Tuan Othman told them about my
> complaint and dissatisfaction. After a long chatting. Rahim
> admitted in the meeting that he was wrong in beating me.
> He then expressly apologised for his mistake and
> wrongdoing in front of everybody. He requested me not to
> lodge police report against him.
> I told him i will consider not to lodge report, but reserve
> my rights to pursue further if necessary. Then left Police
> At about 3.30pm i went to Star Newspaper (Seremban)
> office. I managed to meet up Mr. "Murul" (Indian reporter),
> and told him the whole incident. He told my photograph
> and a copy of summon and i/c accordingly. He said he will
> do the write for tomorrow issue. Then drove back to KL.
> Mr. Editor, i hope that you could understand my feelings
> and this unhappy experience. I felt extremely disappointed > and frustrated towards the bad / wild attitude of JPJ officers
> when carrying out their duty. Although i have try my very
> best to resolve matter by calling up NRIC chief officers. But
> they refused to accept. Why ??? Where are the laws /
> justices ??
> Please help me to :
> 1. Seek clarification and confirmation from NRIC & JPJ dept
> whether we should bring along the old driving license card ??
> 2. What should i do with the summon notice which is with
> me now??
> 3. request JPJ Director General to investigate this matter.
> For the benefits of the general public, i hope you would
> put this up in your paper as soon as possible in order to
> prevent the same incident happens to other good man in
> the street.
> Finally, i really appreciate you time and attention in
> reading my letter. Please call me, if necessary.
> Thank you very much and good health.
> CHUNG KING KEONG
> wrote at 12.10 am, Thursday 21/11/2002)