BOSSES FROM HELL SOUGHT

Restau­rant owner, nephew al­legedly as­sault work­ers in vi­ral video

New Straits Times - - News - MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING KAJANG news@nst.com.my

PO­LICE are look­ing for two men, in­clud­ing the nephew of the owner of a restau­rant in Ban­dar Sun­gai Long, for al­legedly abus­ing and as­sault­ing three restau­rant work­ers.

This fol­lows a re­port from one of the work­ers, who claimed that the abuse had taken place sev­eral times.

Closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) footage show­ing the work­ers be­ing phys­i­cally abused, ber­ated and hu­mil­i­ated by their em­ploy­ers and su­pe­ri­ors had gone vi­ral on so­cial me­dia.

The nearly seven minute-long video shows two diminu­tive young men and a petite woman be­ing lined up and ber­ated, shoved, slapped and punched by a co-worker at the be­hest of a large man, be­lieved to be their em­ployer.

The scene, which un­folded in the busy kitchen of the Ban­dar Sun­gai Long restau­rant over the week­end, is dif­fi­cult to stom­ach and has hor­ri­fied and outraged Ne­ti­zens.

None of the three abused staff — who ap­peared ter­ri­fied through­out the or­deal — re­tal­i­ated, but af­ter the footage was leaked and went vi­ral on the In­ter­net, one of them found the courage to lodge a po­lice re­port, early yes­ter­day.

It is learnt that the vic­tim sus­tained in­juries from the abuse, and had to seek out­pa­tient treat­ment at Kajang Hos­pi­tal.

Kajang po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Oth­man Nayan said po­lice had iden­ti­fied two of the cul­prits in the in­ci­dent, and ar­rests would be made once their where­abouts were as­cer­tained.

“Early in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that the in­ci­dent took place on Satur­day at 5.30pm at a restau­rant in Ban­dar Sun­gai Long here.

“Ac­cord­ing to (the fe­male vic­tim), she was slapped by two men, who also in­tim­i­dated her with words. One of the men is the em­ployer’s nephew.”

Oth­man said the case was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 323 of the Pe­nal Code for vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt, and Sec­tion 506 of the Pe­nal Code for crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion.

Combo pic­tures of CCTV footage show­ing the work­ers be­ing as­saulted at the restau­rant in Ban­dar Sun­gai Long. The clip went vi­ral re­cently and caused an up­roar among Ne­ti­zens.

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