On Tuesday (12th January) night, footage of an alleged 43-year-old ‘Datuk’ picking a fight in a restaurant at Tropicana Avenue went viral. The incident was an outrage to many and caused a lot of chaos on the Internet.
From threats to online investigations, the past few days have been very busy for netizens – who took it upon themselves to dig up information in an aim to expose him. Here is what went down.
After the video went viral, a netizen reported an unknown number contacting them. The number told them to remove the video, chided them for sharing things without understanding the whole picture and threatened to hurt them if they did not remove it.
The netizen discovered that the owner of the unknown number was a 30-year-old salesman. He then uploaded his information on the Internet.
The car salesman later posted on Facebook that he was not involved in the incident and stated that he was not behind the threats. He also revealed that he lodged a police report as he was being harassed and intimidated due to the threats.
Meanwhile, netizens were busy sourcing the identity of the two suspects who had assaulted the young man. The ‘Datuk’ was found to be the director of a furniture and mattress company and an actual Datuk (surnamed Tan). His friend was discovered to be an award-winning entrepreneur.
No mercy was shown to the duo as everything was dredged up and brought to light, including multiple speeding tickets and the Datuk’s involvement in an old fraud case. Netizens also took to the company’s website, leaving negative reviews and advising employees to find work elsewhere.
The young man at the restaurant who was assaulted by the Datuk turned out to be the son of a Datuk named Datuk Guan Hegui. Datuk Guan Hegui has opted to leave the matter in the hands of the police and will not be taking any legal action.
The police arrested the two men on 14th January and are investigating their background for involvement with the triad. They were brought to court around 10:20 am earlier today (Friday, 15th January).
Netizens suspected they were given special treatment as they did not don prison clothes. The police stated that the suspects will be detained to assist in the investigation until the 16th.
Source: China Press