The Star had a rather brief and toned down report, click HERE
A more detailed report can be read by clicking HERE
Mr Perabagaran said the men, all dressed in black, gloated about the attack and asked him: 'With your condition like this, how are you going to go to the SEA Games, do you think there are no boxers in Kuala Lumpur who are better qualified than you?'
'I feel these people were jealous because I was selected for the SEA Games ... It was also sad that nobody from the National Sports Council came to visit me in the hospital,' he added.
It may well have been jealousy, I certainly hope there was no racial element in this despicable incident.
Questions also need to be asked why the Malaysian National Sports Council ignored Perabagan's plight.
This incident brings shame to sports and also to Malaysia.
I suppose it will just be swept under the carpet as is usually the case!
O tempora, O mores!
Oh, the times! Oh, the morals!
Vulpem pilum mutat, non mores
A fox may change its hair, not its tricks.