Penangite Slaps Doctor After He Wouldn't Issue MC To His Wife As She Wasn't Seriously Ill

The doctor said he saw no justification to issue the MC.

At the Penang Hospital's Emergency Department at 1am today, a Penangite slapped a doctor who was attending to the man's wife

The Penangite, who is a lorry driver by profession, assaulted the 29-year-old doctor after he declined to issue a medical certificate (MC) to his wife.

According to Bernama, the doctor refused to issue the man's wife a medical certificate as she was not seriously ill. It is not known what the woman was suffering from.

However, the man, angered by the snub, slapped the doctor across his cheek.

The man fled after he slapped the doctor on the left cheek

Timur Laut District Police Chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang said that following the incident on 20 January, the doctor promptly lodged a police report on the incident.

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Police arrested him in Datuk Keramat, George Town, at 2.22am

"A urine test was conducted, and the suspect tested positive for meth."
Che Zaimani Che Awang, Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner

ACP Che Zaimani also said that the initial checks revealed the 38-year-old man has a police record of theft and drug-related offences, reported Bernama.

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