Brawl over blocked car lands Kiwi and fruit seller in hospital

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MIRI, Oct 1: Two men — a man from New Zealand, and a local man — landed themselves in Miri Hospital following a fight outside a seafood premises here on Saturday evening (Sept 29).

Confirming the incident, Miri police chief, ACP Lim Meng Seah said, both men, aged 70 (the foreigner) and 47-years-old are currently warded at Miri Hospital.

The incident happened around 6.30pm.

According to the initial police investigation, the brawl happened after the foreigner rammed his vehicle into the car driven by the local which was blocking his way.

Prior to the incident, the local had parked his car in front of the premises, but due to the lack of parking space had opted to blocked the road to deliver some coconuts to the seafood premises.

It turned out to be an unwise decision as it created inconvenience to some road users, as they found difficult to pass through the area.

“The victim (the foreigner), admitted to having rammed the car driven by the 47-year-man who is a coconut supplier to the premises, which has caused the altercation,” said Lim.

Following the collision, the local had emerged from the premises, armed with a blunt object and started to attack and hit the Kiwi multiple times.

Seeking to defend himself, the Kiwi ran towards his car and took out a machete.

During the brawl, both men sustained injuries to their bodies.

According to sources, the local man was wounded and had his arm almost severed while the Kiwi injured his head.

The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt with dangerous weapons or other means. — DayakDaily