The issue of people “booking” parking spots is nothing new in Malaysia. In fact, there have been several accounts of these incidents happening often. This include the one that took place at Berjaya Times Square back in March. The video capturing the incident has amassed up to 300k at the time of writing.
In another similar case that happened recently, a Malaysian woman found herself receiving a huge amount of backlash from netizens after a video of her apparently reserving a parking spot went viral on TikTok. In the video posted by @jalanbasah1, the female shopper was spotted standing still in the middle of the lot.
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In the short clip uploaded by the user, the lady stood on the parking space, despite the driver honking at her. Not only that, she was also spotted pointing her finger at another direction. It appears that she had asked the driver to move to another parking lot instead. To date, the video has gained a whopping 1.6 million views on TikTok.
Needless to say, local netizens were ticked off by the female shopper’s antics as seen in the viral clip. Scrolling through the comments, most of them came forward to put the lady on blast over her selfish behaviour. “If I was the driver, I would have ignored her and parked my car,” a few commentators remarked in the replies section.
Not to mention, there were also some who disclosed that it is definitely illegal to “book” parking spaces! For those who don’t know, the act of reserving (standing in the middle of) parking lots is a criminal offence under Section 50 (3) of the Road Transport Act 1987, and it is liable to a maximum fine of RM2,000 or imprisonment up to six months.
It is uncertain where the recent incident took place, as the TikToker didn’t provide any details regarding the matter. Still, some netizens have advised the victim to lodge a police report on the case.
Source: Lobak Merah.