uppercaise was attacked by three of four young men on motorcyles late last night while walking back alone after watching televised football at the nearby mamak shop.
They came up to him after he had crossed a major traffic junction. One of them shouted “Tak bagi lain orang” and rushed at him with his mates, punching and kicking and trying to grab uppercaise’s gear. They ripped off a camera and music player, but failed to take his wallet, and rode off. Five or six foreign workers with a sanitation services crew in the next street, hearing the cries for help, merely stood and watched. As they moved away a car that had been waiting near a neighbourhood junction 100m away, which uppercaise usually used, drove slowly past heading off in the same direction as the attackers.
At the police station, the constables were business-like and kept a non-committal demeanour as uppercaise related what had happened. The police radio crackled away with messages in the background; two phrases came through clearly while uppercaise was making his report. One voice said “Ini Selangor”. A few seconds later another voice said “Balek ke Umno”.
uppercaise suffered minor cuts and bruises in the attack.