New Straits Times
No report lodged on fight caught on video
JOHOR BARU: A video clip purportedly showing a group of men in Stulang Laut fighting over a Vietnamese woman has gone viral on social media websites and mobile apps.
However, despite the fact that at least one of the men in the video looks to have sustained some injury, no police report was lodged, whether by those involved or the operator of the restaurant, where it was believed to have taken place.
Johor Baru Selatan police chief Assistant Commissioner Shahurinain Jais called on those with information on the case to come forward to lodge reports.
“We have not received any report on the incident. We advise those involved and those who witnessed the incident to come forward and lodge reports,” he said.
The video, which lasts for four minutes and 26 seconds, has been making the rounds on Facebook and WhatsApp messages.
It was said to have happened several days ago, when a group of friends began arguing over a Vietnamese woman, eventually leading to a full-blown fight.
In the video, a man wearing a grey shirt was shown being targeted by a group of men.
Another man, dressed in red, tried to stop the fight but soon found himself being beaten up as well.
When another man tried to step in to stop the fight, he, too, was beaten up. It was not clear, however, whether this man was part of the group or an outsider.
Checks by the New Straits Times Press at the restaurant where the incident was said to have taken place showed that it was operating as usual.
Attempts to interview the restaurant operator proved futile as workers there said he was not around. The workers, too, declined to comment.
A female worker, believed to be a foreigner, just shook her head when asked if a fight had occurred there.
A trader at nearby premises, when asked for comment, said he saw an argument take place but did not want to get involved.
“We saw from afar. We don’t know what happened and who they were.”