A worker from a nasi kandar restaurant in Negeri Sembilan has been fined RM1,500 by the Bahau Magistrates' Court for causing hurt to a customer last week
According to The Star, 21-year-old Mohd Isa Ramliee pleaded guilty to the charge as it was read to him before Magistrate Muhammad Hidayat Wahab yesterday, 10 May.
The accused was charged with committing the offence at around 1am on 5 May, having injured a 30-year-old patron at the restaurant he works at over a price dispute.
According to earlier reports, a video of the incident, shared by the victim, went viral on social media
It was previously reported by Free Malaysia Today that the brawl began when the victim's mother disputed the price of the food they were served.
The incident was detailed by the customer on Twitter, whereby his family of six ordered three plates of plain fried rice, two plates of plain fried maggi, and one plain nasi lemak.
The mother had asked one of the employees the price of the food when the dishes arrived, but was told to only check later at the payment counter.
It is claimed that the restaurant cashier raised his voice at the customer's mother during payment when she questioned how the total bill could come up to over RM50 for the plain meal.
The plain fried rice, with only eggs and no meat and vegetables, was priced at RM6.
The employee's raised voiced apparently angered the son, who threw a box of tissues at him.
It was then that the accused began throwing punches at the man, while other restaurant workers and patrons joined in.
Isa Ramliee was charged under Section 233 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to two years, a maximum fine of RM2,000, or both if convicted
In mitigation, he asked for a reduced sentence as he has to support his wife and two children.
He was not represented, while deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Loqman Hakim Ahmad Khairie prosecuted.
The accused paid the RM1,500 fine in default of nine months' jail as served by the magistrate.