The world may still be getting over the pandemic, but that meant absolutely nothing on New Year’s Day! Crowds were out in droves and although many tried to keep to the SOPs, regrettably, things still got out of hand.
The situation was no different for the patrons of The Light Bar, run by Malaysian influencer Charles Tee (拿督赛). However, the YouTuber announced he would be claiming responsibility for all those who were fined. Talk about fortunate!
Charles made the very surprising announcement on his Facebook the day after New Year’s Day (2nd January 2022). According to the bar’s social media, they had received an inspection on New Year’s night. Although The Light Bar claimed they were following the SOPs guidelines, the police did not agree. A few of the bar’s customers were fined, which was a big blow while celebrating the new year.
However, both the bar and Charles Tee have claimed responsibility for the fines. “Please hand over your ticket to (the bar),” they stated. “Also, (we) decided to give discount coupons to customers (who were) affected last night (1st January) as compensation.” The bar reassured their patrons that they were serious about the matter. Charles also apologised for the issue, both on his own Facebook and the bar’s. “Hope you can understand,” he added. “(We’re) really sorry.”
Most netizens were pleased with Charles’ actions saying he “handled the issue well“. Others commented that he was a good businessman. “Next time I go to your bar, I won’t have to worry about (being fined)!” one said cheerfully.
However, some questioned his move. “How many times can you be responsible for this kind of fine?” a netizen asked. “If you do it once, there will be another time. If you don’t do it again the second time, people will blame you.”
Well, Charles certainly knows how to keep his customers returning, even with the threat of being fined! However, we hope they can avoid such a situation next time.
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