Datuk’s and Datuk Seri’s seem to be trending a lot nowadays. While the last altercation took place in a restaurant, this one happened in front of a house.
Another drunk Datuk took offence to a helicopter parked in front of his neighbour’s house in Jindu Town, Puchong. The incident occurred on 27th January (Wednesday night) at 10pm.
Datuk Seri Lim Lean Soon, the founder of Desire Fly, explained that he was using the helicopter for a commercial. With the ongoing epidemic affecting his business negatively, DS Lim created a new service; towing small helicopters. As MCO restricts flying, he transported the helicopter to his house using a tow truck on the 24th.
“It is not like I flew it into my house nor was it obstructing anyone’s house,” he commented. The helicopter was scheduled to be moved back to the airport on the 29th. On the 27th, his friends and relatives dropped by to celebrate his birthday and took the opportunity to snap pictures with the helicopter. As he was wiping the helicopter clean, his neighbour, a Datuk, approached him while shouting profanities.
DS Lim said that the Datuk had been drinking in front of his house but he hadn’t expected the Datuk to accuse him of showing off his wealth. “Me parking the helicopter here is none of your business. You are only a Datuk, don’t be arrogant,” DS Lim was heard saying in Hokkien. The verbal argument dissolved into a physical one when the two men started shoving each other. A young man, believed to be DS Lim’s family member broke up the fight and advised the two to calm down.
Both men were unaware that their neighbours had recorded the confrontation and uploaded it on social media. The footage quickly went viral and DS Lim was surprised to discover his overnight fame. He joked that while he was grateful to his neighbour for giving him such a ‘big gift’ on the eve of his birthday, he didn’t think it was worth it.
The men are reportedly friends and the matter has been resolved.
“They are friends who were drinking last night and it was just a misunderstanding," Serdang district police chief Razali Abu Samah told FMT.
It is also not against the law to park a helicopter in one's own home. https://t.co/a1zljM2EBB
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A police report was lodged by the management of the gated community, as they were against him parking the helicopter at his house. However, the police have confirmed that it is not an offence. Serdang district police chief Razali Abu Samah also stated that they will not investigate the fight as the two men are actually friends and the incident was merely a misunderstanding.
DS Lim has released a video stating that the Datuk and his family came to his house on Thursday to apologise to him. He has no intention of pursuing the matter further as his neighbour had been drunk when the incident occurred.