KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested five men over a ruckus in front of a restaurant in Brickfields.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar said the initial incident occurred at 10.18pm on Feb 28.
"The incident was sparked after a group of around 12 people was upset that they were not allowed to make orders for food.
"The restaurant was already closed in compliance with the movement control order standard operating procedures," he said when contacted on Tuesday (March 2).
He said the group, armed with sticks and parangs, became angered and caused a ruckus.
"They broke bottles and glasses and threw chairs.
"There were at least 11 workers at the restaurant at the time and three of them suffered multiple injuries," he said.
ACP Anuar said police have arrested seven men in connection with the case so far.
"Police from the Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) and the Serious Crimes Unit (D9) initially arrested two suspects aged in their 20s and 30s.
"They then launched a series of raids and arrested the men aged between 19 and 23," he said, adding that the case was classified as rioting under Section 148 of the Penal Code.
He said the suspects have no prior records and have been handed over to the investigation officer for further action.
Videos of the incident went viral on social media and WhatsApp showing a group of men shouting and throwing tables and chairs outside the restaurant there.
Those with information of the case should contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station.