A video of a couple allegedly harassing a MBSA (Shah Alam Municipal Council) officer in a public parking lot has set social media abuzz.
Facebook user Mikar El Hilmiy posted the video of the incident on his page yesterday (Thursday, 24th November). In the video, which was believed to be filmed at Bukit Rahman Putra in Sungai Buloh, one woman is seen grabbing the officer’s uniform while her husband tries to take a photo of the officer. As at time of writing, the clip has garnered over 1.3 million views and 38.7k shares.
The woman can be heard asking for the officer’s name because apparently, the officer injured her arm. At one point of the video, the man got too close to the officer, causing her to scream. “Are you aware that you’re interfering with my work?” said the officer loudly. Throughout the video, the officer and her partner kept insisting that they go to the police station to solve the issue. Luckily, a man in a red helmet came to help the officer.
It was also believed that the incident happened after the officer had given the pair a summons. According to The Star, the couple has been arrested and Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Dr Abdul Aziz Awang Darus said that they will be brought to court for “using criminal force to deter a public servant from carrying out his/her duties”.
The couple’s actions have angered many netizens and some even suggested that the officer file a lawsuit against the couple.
One Facebook user known as Kwe Mwe said, “I think the MBSA officer should initiate a civil and criminal suit for sexual harassment, physical violence, intimidation, and abuse of her rights to perform her duty as a public servant. Slam these charges onto the couple until they can’t even afford to buy their underwear.”
UPDATE (25th November, 3:30pm):
The Star has reported that the married couple has been sentenced to 14 days of jail by the Shah Alam magistrate’s court. The suspects, 35-year-old Lor Ka Hoo and his wife, 30-year-old Tan Sit Fun, admitted to using criminal force to prevent 23-year-old MBSA officer Nurul Ain Isa from performing her duty.
Meanwhile, IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar warned that legal actions will be taken to anyone who tries to obstruct or prevent any public servant from performing their duties.
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