No one likes being served raw or partially cooked food, which is why some may fly into a rage when it happens to them.
A customer and vendor in Melaka recently got into a fight after the former angrily confronted the vendor for selling him uncooked lemang, resulting in him getting assaulted and injured.
Angry over being served uncooked lemang
In a 28-second video being shared widely on social media, it began with the customer and vendor exchanging heated words over uncooked lemang.
Amid the argument, the customer tosses several pieces of lemang onto the vendor’s stall before uttering a Hokkien vulgarity.
This caused the vendor to become extremely angry, who took a bamboo stick and swung it towards the customer while telling him to “watch his mouth”.
The customer then tells the vendor that he would be lodging a police report over the matter before the clip comes to an abrupt end.
Following the clip’s release, police are now looking into the matter, as reported by The Star.
According to Melaka Tengah district police chief ACP Christopher Patit, the victim, who was a retired soldier, had bought the lemang on the morning of Raya eve (Apr 21).
When he saw that the lemang wasn’t fully cooked, he returned to the stall located along Jalan Bukit Beruang Utama in Bukit Beruang for an exchange at 8pm on the same day.
“While the vendor insisted that it was fully cooked, an argument broke out between the two, which led to the vendor hitting the victim with a hollowed bamboo stick, causing injuries to his left ear and right hand,” he said when contacted by the English daily.
The victim was later sent to the Melaka Hospital for treatment and the case is currently being probed under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
While we understand that uncooked food is unacceptable, it’s always best to resolve the matter in a courteous and calm manner!