Malaysian Datuk to be charged in court for assault

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR) – A Datuk seen in the widely shared videos assaulting a man and a woman at a Malaysian hotpot restaurant will be charged today, police said.

“He will be charged under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 427 (causing mischief) and 290 (public nuisance) of the Penal Code,” said Petaling Jaya OCPD Assistant Commissioner Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal told the media yesterday.

As for the Datuk’s friend who was with him during the incident, he will be charged under Sections 323 and 290 of the Penal Code as well, said ACP Nik Ezanee.

The assault, at Tropicana Avenue recently, was a hot topic among Malaysians as it not only involved a titled person but one of the alleged victims is another Datuk’s son.

Perak Chinese Assembly Hall Deputy President Datuk Kwan Foh Kwai had confirmed that his son was slapped during the incident.

In two videos that have gone viral, two victims, including Kwan’s son, were slapped.

The heated argument is believed to have started after the victims complained about the noise the suspects were allegedly making at the restaurant.

On Monday, the first suspect, identifying himself as Datuk Tan, apologised in a video message, saying that both he and his friend had been drunk at the time.