Man remanded for allegedly threatening shop worker who asked him to mask up

SEREMBAN: A customer at a convenience store who allegedly intimidated a 22-year-old worker after being reminded to put on his face mask has been remanded for four days.

Seremban OCPD ACP Mohd Said Ibrahim said that the police obtained the remand order from a Magistrate’s Court here on Monday morning (April 19).

“We have obtained an order to remand him until April 22, ” he added.

According to ACP Mohd Said, the 50-year-old suspect was detained around 10pm on Sunday (April 18) for his alleged actions at the shop in Taipan 2 in Senawang near here.

The victim had lodged a report earlier in the day claiming that the suspect became aggressive after being told to put on his mask, get his temperature taken and write his name in the shop’s register as per Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

The case is being probed under Sections 506 and 323 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

ACP Mohd Said added that the suspect will also be investigated for violating provisions under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

Earlier yesterday, two clips showing a man appearing to shove and threaten a youth at a sundry shop were widely shared on social media.