'Hotpot' Datuk among duo remanded two days over assault incident

PETALING JAYA: Police have obtained a two-day remand order on a Datuk and another suspect in connection with an assault incident at a hotpot restaurant.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal (pic) said both suspects would be remanded until Jan 16 to facilitate further investigations.

At the Petaling Jaya Court Complex, members of the media had camped there since Friday (Jan 15) morning to follow up on the remand.

Lawyer Datuk Suraj Singh, who was representing both suspects, said the case was being investigated under Section 323 and Section 506 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation.

"I can only confirm that I am representing both men and they will be remanded until tomorrow," he said when met at the Court Complex on Friday.

Two videos, one 29 seconds and the other 51 seconds long, of the incident had been posted and gone viral on social media.

ACP Nik Ezanee said the incident started after the suspects were told off for talking too loudly in the restaurant.

"Both suspects, who were drunk, attacked the person who made the complaint," he said.

According to the initial police report, the two suspects also slapped a waitress.

However, Chinese vernacular newspapers reported that the suspect slapped the victim's girlfriend.

In the 29-second video, the two men can be seen slapping an unidentified victim, presumably the complainant, while gesturing aggressively at him. One of them also slapped a woman as they were about to leave the restaurant.

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