IPOH: A 47-year-old man has been issued with a compound for defying the enhanced movement control order (MCO) while causing a scene at a grocery store in Lahat here.
The police had arrested the man on Tuesday (Dec 1) at about 8.45pm following a report lodged by a worker from the grocery store at about 2.50pm.
A 35-second video recording of the incident went viral on social media, showing the man without a mask uttering explicit words at a grocery worker.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the man had committed the offence on Monday (Nov 30) at about 8.40pm.
“The man was reprimanded for not observing the SOP.
“He then insulted and spat at one of the workers there.
“A fight almost broke out but was stopped by several other workers there, ” he said Wednesday (Dec 2).
ACP Asmadi said the man had been detained for 24 hours to facilitate investigations under Section 160 of the Penal Code and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act.
“He confessed to being drunk during the incident.
“We've issued him a compound and consider the case closed, ” he said, adding that the man has three prior offences.
"I urge the people not to share the video as it could bring harm and threaten the harmony between races," he added.
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