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KUALA LUMPUR: A man who was infuriated and slapped a Starbucks employee after being chided for smoking in a public place was fined RM1,000, in default of three months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here, today.

Magistrate Mohamed Fared Abdul Latif meted out the fine on Mitchel Glend Samson, 27, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of voluntarily causing hurt to Nur Hanisah Abu Hasan, 23, in front of the Starbucks outlet at Plaza Berjaya, Jalan Imbi, here at 3.20pm on Nov 13.

During mitigation, Samson told the court that he scanned the MySejahtera application at the shop, but was not allowed to enter the premises due to his “high risk” status, and took a seat at the side of the Starbucks outlet while waiting for a friend to buy him coffee.

“The Starbucks employee then approached me and chided me for smoking. I admit that I was wrong to have raised my hand to her. I apologise and seek a lenient sentence because I have a family in Sabah to support,” he said.

Deputy public prosecutor Abdul Khaliq Nazeri prosecuted. – Bernama


A shopkeeper in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan was slapped with a RM1,000 compound for providing floor cleaner instead of hand sanitiser to customers

According to Bernama, the offence was detected by authorities who were checking public compliance to Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs) through ‘Ops Pematuhan’.

In a statement on Tuesday, 3 November, Jempol acting police chief DSP Mohd Hafiz Muhammad Nor said the inspection was carried out by the police with other agencies, including the Jempol District Health Office and the Jempol District Council.

According to Mohd Hafiz, the shopkeeper claimed that the detergent can kill more germs than hand sanitiser, and was also a cheaper option

“This action is completely unacceptable as it can cause problems to the people who use it,” said the police chief, as quoted by Sinar Harian.

“The shopkeeper was imposed a compound of RM1,000 for not complying to SOP.”

In the same operation, Mohd Hafiz added that his team gave out four more compounds to traders around Bahau, Bandar Seri Jempol, and Batu Kikir

“Among the other offences detected were not wearing face masks, not registering customers who walk in, not preparing a customer registration logbook, and not limiting the number of customers going into the premise,” he said.

The police chief said that the authorities will continue to carry out Ops Pematuhan throughout the district to ensure the public, including shopkeepers, comply to all stipulated SOPs.