Woman In Sibu Arrested After Shouting At Pharmacy Staff Who Asked Her To Put On A Mask

She was also angry that the pharmacy employees called her 'auntie'.

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A woman has been arrested and fined RM1,000 for refusing to wear a face mask while shopping at a pharmacy in Sibu, Sarawak

According to The Borneo Post, a video of the woman shouting at the pharmacy staff went viral on social media after the incident took place at around 2.30pm on Saturday, 3 October.

Sibu district police chief ACP Jonathan Ringgit said police conducted an investigation at the pharmacy on Jalan Kampong Nyabor based on the video which led to the arrest of the 48-year-old suspect on Monday, 5 October.

The interrogation found that the suspect started to cause a scene when the pharmacy staff told her to wear a face mask before entering the premises

When she was denied entry for refusing to put one on, she began shouting at the staff.

"The suspect stated that she was angry and dissatisfied after being called 'auntie'. She also claimed to suffer insomnia," said the police chief when contacted by the East Malaysian daily.

"The suspect also easily raised her voice and laughed to herself when questioned."

In the 10-second video that went viral, the woman can be heard berating the employees for probably trying to enter to buy a mask in the first place, saying, "I want to buy a mask. I tell your manager. I don't care. F**k you, Iban."

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The woman was found guilty of an offence under Rule 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 2020

According to The Star, the police chief added that the suspect has no previous criminal records but had previously lodged numerous reports on quarrels and fighting.

She was given 14 days to settle the compound.

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