KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — Two local men aged 44 and 47 were arrested early yesterday on suspicion of slashing a restaurant waiter in Cheras here on Tuesday (January 17) morning.
Kajang District Police chief ACP Mohd Zaid Hassan said that in the 9.25am incident at a restaurant in Taman Segar Perdana, the 46-year-old waiter suffered a fractured bone in his left index finger and injuries on his right knee as a result of being slashed by the two suspects.
“Investigations found that the incident occurred because one of the assailants was upset when the victim reprimanded him for making noise when the drink he ordered was served late.
“The suspect was chased out of the restaurant but returned later with another friend armed with machetes and attacked the victim,” he said in a statement today.
Mohd Zaid said the two men were arrested at 3am yesterday in Taman Cheras Permata, Kajang and police also seized two machetes and the clothes they had worn during the incident, adding that one of their urine tests returned positive for drugs.
He added both men would be remanded until January 22 to assist in the investigations under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt with a weapon.
Earlier, an 80-second video clip from a closed-circuit television camera had gone viral showing two machete-wielding individuals attacking the restaurant waiter while other customers were having their meals.