A local man, who assaulted a tailor after he refused to alter his son’s Cara Melayu for Hari Raya, was ordered to settle a BND3,000 fine by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Minnurul Azri bin Haji Mohaini, 35, who pleaded guilty to assaulting the Indian man would have to serve three months in jail in default of payment.
Acting Senior Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim heard from prosecutor Syafina Abdul Hadzid that the defendant went to a tailor in Rimba on April 25 and asked the 25-year-old victim to alter his son’s Cara Melayu.
The tailor said they were occupied and were no longer able to accept new requests. Upon hearing this, the defendant slapped the victim and grabbed him by the neck. Another tailor accepted the defendant’s request.
The victim filed a police report the same evening leading to investigations. The defendant’s act was caught on CCTV.