Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Instead of serving food for his customer, he served kungfu

Using kung fu moves with a pair of chopsticks and a wooden chair, a chef here floored a customer at his restaurant two years ago.

Yesterday, a Sessions Court sentenced Abdul Rahman Teoh Abdullah, 47, to five years in jail for injuring P.M. Balakrishnan, 57.

The offence was committed at a restaurant in Jalan Melaka Raya 11 in Taman Melaka Raya here at about 4am on Jan 1, 2010.

Judge Hamri Thamri Mohammad Shaharuddin meted out the sentence after Abdul Rahman changed his plea to guilty, minutes after he claimed trial when the charge was read out to him yesterday.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Fairuz Syuhada Amran prosecuted while Abdul Rahman was not represented.

Based on the statement of facts, the accused had used kung fu moves, using chopsticks and a wooden chair, to assault Balakrishnan.

Mitigating that he was the sole breadwinner in his family, Abdul Rahman appealed to the court to reduce his sentence.

Fairuz Syuhada objected and asked the court not to be lenient as Abdul Rahman should not have injured his customer under any circumstance - The Star