Duo cause havoc after refusing to pay GST for food bought

Duo cause havoc after refusing to pay GST for food bought
nasi kandar eateries in Penang.

GEORGE TOWN - Two men created a scene at a nasi kandar restaurant after they refused to pay GST for the food they purchased.

The 40-year-old owner said the men went into his shop in Jalan Padang Tembak at around 1.30am on Tuesday to purchase a packet of rice.

"They had rice, a piece of fried chicken and a piece of fried fish which cost them RM8.30 (S$3.10), which included GST of Rm50 sen.

"They were unhappy and punched one of my Bangladeshi workers. They also scolded them in Tamil and threw the rice onto the floor," he said.

The owner said the duo came back 10 minutes later and smashed a glass panel at the outlet with a parang.

"They then fled on a motorbike," he said.

The owner said he had registered with the Customs Department last December to collect GST, and a notice had been put up at the cash counter to inform customers of the matter.

George Town OCPD Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said a 39-year-old man had been arrested from an apartment in Lintang Kampung Melayu in Air Itam after the incident, which is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

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