4 Including 3 Myanmar Nationals Arrested Over Islamophobic Message On Domino's Receipt

They were arrested at a shack near a durian orchard in Sungai Ara.

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Police have arrested four individuals in connection with a case last week where a customer allegedly left Islamophobic remarks on the receipt while placing an online order at a Domino's outlet in Penang

Three of those arrested are Myanmar nationals, including a husband and wife.

All four were arrested at a hut near a durian orchard in Sungai Ara, George Town, Penang.

"So far, we have received 17 police reports on the case," said Penang police chief Datuk Hamzah Ahmad at a press conference at the Penang police headquarters yesterday, 23 May, as reported by Berita Harian.

The couple and another Myanmar national have been remanded until 3 June. Meanwhile, the fourth individual, a 67-year-old Malaysian man was released on bail after his remand order ended earlier this week.

"The local man was released on police bail after his remand order ended on 20 May," Hamzah said, adding that police recorded statements from eight individuals, including two Domino's employees.

"Further investigations are still underway, as this involves a sensitive issue," he said.

Earlier, Barat Daya police chief Kamarul Rizal Jenal said police are investigating the case under two sections of the law: Section 298 of the Penal Code, for using words with the intention to wound religious feelings, and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act, for using insulting words to provoke a breach of peace.

The controversy erupted on 15 May at the Domino's outlet on Kenari Avenue in Sungai Ara, with a picture of the receipt causing outrage

Following the controversy, Domino's Malaysia said that it has reported the incident to the police and intends to take appropriate action against both the customer and staff member involved.

"We are deeply disappointed that a customer made a hurtful and disrespectful comment when placing their order. We are also disappointed that one of our team members thought it was appropriate to share [the receipt] online, including the customer's personal information," Domino's Malaysia said.

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