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UK The Real Good Samaritans: £4,000 Is Raised For Malaysian Student

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by findingmyway, Aug 12, 2011.

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    A video of a Malaysian student who was beaten up and then robbed by "Good Samaritans" has sparked an online campaign to help the 20-year-old.

    Ashraf Haziq was punched in the jaw and had his mobile phone and wallet stolen.

    The Somethingniceforashraf site was the brainchild of Jamie Cowen, who said he was ashamed after seeing the footage taken in Barking. As of last night, the site had raised £4,000 for Ashraf as a sign of support. Ashraf will be asked what he would like done with the money.

    Mr Cowen, of New Malden, Surrey, said he felt inspired to do something. "Some people took part in the riot clean-ups, others patrolled the streets and I thought of doing this.

    "I think a lot of people saw this being done all over our screens and being beamed all over the world. This was a chance to show Ashraf and the rest of the world that we do not all act this way."

    The campaign has also attracted big business, with Sony giving the student a games console to play while he recuperates.

    The video was even mentioned by David Cameron yesterday. "When we see the disgusting sight of an injured young man with people pretending to help him while they are robbing him, it is clear that there are things that are badly wrong in our society,' said the Prime Minister.

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