A security guard in Kajang paid a heavy price for his forgetfulness - 10 stitches to the head and multiple bruises - after his wife beat him up for forgetting to buy her breakfast.
Harian Metro reported that the 25-year-old wife had asked the man, 29, to buy her breakfast before he left for work on Tuesday morning.
The man, however, forgot his wife's request and went straight to work at a residential area in Bandar Baru Bangi about a kilometre away from his home.
At about 8am, the guard's wife arrived at the security office, and began punching her husband in the face.
A police source said the man did not retaliate, but instead asked the wife the reason for the attack and she scolded him for not buying her the breakfast.
"Although the victim tried to calm his wife down, she became even more aggressive, kicking and hitting him with a stick.
"The man managed to snatch the stick away, but his wife threw a stone, hitting him in the head and causing him to faint," said the source.
He was rushed to the Kajang Hospital by a colleague, where he was warded overnight, before lodging a report at the Kajang police station.
In his report, the victim claimed frequent abuse by his wife for over a year, even for the smallest mistakes.