A camping trip for a group of people who were related turned ugly as they were attacked by a group of youth. This incident happened at Pantai Desaru, a popular tourist destination at the southern tip of the Peninsular..
The youths believed to be drunk and high on drugs attacked the families with sticks, spanners and iron works. Enraged further when the adults defended themselves, the youths tried to stab several kids who were also members of the camping trip.
The groups comprising 17 people were from Johor Bahru and were members of two families. At around ten that night they set up their camps and soon some were snoozing off.
They were woken hours later by loud noises and sounds of music. As the campers tried to comprehend what was going on,they were rained with insults and abusive words.
Frustrated by the silent response from the campers, the group resorted to abuse and attacked the campers with steel rods, spanners and sharp sicks.
At this point in time, some male family members of the campers shouted back. This made the youth more aggresive.They quickly descended upon the hapless family.
The youths then fled back in their Van. When all the youths were gone the campers took their injured family members to a private clinic.
After the campers lodged a Police report, they went back and pledge to each other that they are not going camping anymore.
All the youths who were invoved in the attack were later arrested at a Police road-block. They were then detained and placed under remand. The Johore Bahru Police Chief, when contacted later told the press of his promise to conduct a fair and detailed investigation.