Nasi kandar shop customer slaps waiter when told not to smoke

SHAH ALAM: A nasi kandar restaurant worker in Section 25 here was slapped by a customer who was unhappy when told not to smoke.

Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said the 25-year-old worker, an Indian national, was not injured in the incident at 12.30pm on Tuesday.

“In a police report, the restaurant owner said his worker had told three local male customers, in their 30s, politely not to smoke,” Baharudin said in a statement today.

“One of them immediately slapped him on the face. They then paid up and left.”

In October, the health ministry had announced a smoking ban at all restaurants, kopitiam, hawker centres and open eating places nationwide effective Jan 1.

Those found smoking in the banned areas face a fine of up to RM10,000 or two years’ jail, while food premises allowing smoking can be fined a maximum of RM2,500.

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