Following the highly publicised incident involving a GrabFood rider and two Singaporean men at a petrol station in Johor Bahru, a significant development has taken place.
One of the Singaporean men involved in the confrontation has been arrested by the authorities.
The incident, which gained widespread attention after being captured on video, sparked discussions about fuel subsidies, cross-border purchases, and the safety of delivery personnel.
SG man arrested by Malaysia police
On July 6, at approximately 2:30 pm, the Iskandar Puteri police confirmed the arrest of one of the Singaporean men involved in the confrontation.
The individual was apprehended in connection with the incident at the petrol station in Sunway Box, Iskandar Puteri.
The arrest was made pursuant to Section 506 of the Penal Code, which deals with criminal intimidation.
If convicted, the accused could face imprisonment for up to two years, a fine, or both, as per legal provisions.
The incident drew widespread attention after a video clip capturing the altercation was leaked onto the internet.
In response, Grab Malaysia initially suspended the GrabFood rider.
However, public sentiment quickly turned in favor of the rider, with many expressing their support and even pledging to boycott the company.
Responding to the public outcry, Grab Malaysia reevaluated the situation and reinstated the rider after conducting a thorough investigation.
Read about how the conflict all started here: