Cops checking if Datuk in slapping incident has underworld links

PETALING JAYA: Police are investigating if the two men, including a Datuk, seen slapping two people in a viral video were involved in any gang activities.

"An arrest was made on a 42-year-old man who has the title of Datuk, and a 39-year-old man.

"A remand order will be obtained for further investigations of the suspects to identify their background and activities, as well as to ascertain any links to gangs or otherwise," said Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat in a statement.

The incident was thought to have started after the suspects were told off by a customer at the restaurant because their voices were too loud.

Earlier on Thursday (Jan 14), a short 29-second video showed two men slapping an unidentified victim while gesturing aggressively in a hotpot restaurant in Tropicana Avenue.

As the older of the two walked away, he was seen slapping a woman as well.

The suspects were arrested today at Mutiara Damansara.

According to reports, the woman is the victim's girlfriend.

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