New Straits Times
17 HELD OVER BRAWL
Fight could have been started by drunken man demanding his food, say cops
POLICE have arrested 17 people in connection with a brawl, believed to have been started by a drunken man, at a seafood restaurant in Stulang Laut on Saturday. Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said among those arrested in connection with the brawl, which was caught on a video clip that went viral, were eight Vietnamese women.
He said those detained were aged between 20 and 50, adding that the men were Malaysians.
He said a special task force was set up to trace those involved based on a closedcircuit television footage taken from the restaurant.
“The 17 individuals were hauled to the police station, the last one at 4am today (yesterday),” said Khalil.
He said initial investigations revealed the fight was likely started by a drunken man, who was demanding for his food which was delivered late to his table.
The clip, which lasts just over four minutes, shows chairs and beer bottles being thrown and at least one person injured as a group of men are seen beating up one man. Two other men, who were believed to have stepped in to calm things down, were also said to have been beaten.
There were speculation that the men were fighting over a Vietnamese woman.