Khalid Samad attacked on parliament grounds


KUALA LUMPUR: Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad was attacked by a mob as he was approaching the main Parliament building this morning.

Fortunately for the Amanah lawmaker, security officers came to his rescue and prevented the incident from turning ugly. However, it was later learnt that one officer was injured in the melee.

Though there has been no reason ascertained for the attack, it is believed to be linked to the incident in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, when Khalid had called Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman “sial”.

The group of about 20-30 men had initially harrassed Khalid, shouting “Hidup Pasir Salak! Hidup Pasir Salak!”, but after one of them fell to the ground while being confronted by the parliament security officers, the scene turned ugly.

The mob went after Khalid and the security officers were able to shield him from any harm.

The whole scene was captured on video by FMT reporters in the premises.

Khalid later told reporters that he was not hurt during the attack by the mob.

“They didn’t manage to touch me, thanks to the four security officers who gave me good cover.” – FMT

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