Cafe owners, employees hauled in after fight breaks out

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SIBU, Aug 14: Four people, including two female owners of a cafe, have been arrested to assist in investigations following a fight which broke out among 15 customers.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said a police team raided a cafe located at Jalan Lau King Howe at about 11.20pm on Thursday (Aug 13) after receiving information that a fight had taken place earlier.

He added that a screengrab of the cafe CCTV showed 15 customers were causing a commotion throwing chairs and glasses at each other.


“The men fought until they were outside the premises,” he said.

He said the two female owners of the cafe, aged 31 and 38, along with two male waiters, aged 26 and 40, were detained and sent to the central police station.

They had been remanded for investigation for defying the SOP of physical distancing under Regulation 10 of of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

The case is also being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting and Section 269 of the same Code for the offence of committing a negligent act likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life.

The cafe, he added had also operated beyond the permitted opening hours.

“As for the 15 customers, no arrest have been made yet and we are tracking them,” he said.—DayakDaily