The man who had gone viral for smacking a lady driver’s head, has since been charged for assaulting a restaurant server.
A man who was previously sentenced to seven days in prison for threatening and hitting a woman’s head in a recent viral video, has been given an additional nine-day prison sentence today.
As reported by Astro Awani, the Cameron Highlands Magistrates Court made this decision after the accused was found guilty of an additional two charges for slapping two restaurant servers.
Mohamad Zaim Faiz Tarmizi, 29, pleaded guilty to the additional two charges today.
Additionally, Magistrate Qasiratul Jannah Usmani Othman also imposed a fine of RM1,000 for each charge, or nine days in prison if the accused fails to pay the fine.
However, the court ordered that the prison sentence be served concurrently from the date of arrest, which was on Thursday.
Mohamad Zaim, who works as a factory supervisor in Serdang, was accused of intentionally causing injury to the two restaurant servers, Samir Das and V Dennis Pillai where both offenses were allegedly committed at a steamboat restaurant in Tanah Rata on 4 June.
He was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code, which provides for imprisonment for up to one year or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both, upon conviction.
The accused also pleaded for a minimal fine and was visibly emotional, wiping away tears, citing his wife’s upcoming delivery and his young child.
He also admitted to feeling remorseful after serving a seven-day prison sentence for a previous offence and promised not to repeat the same mistake in the future.
Last week, a viral video shared on Facebook by a user named Aizacd Zack depicted an incident where a man wearing a red t-shirt exited his car, approached a lady driver’s window, and began scolding the female driver about her driving skills.
When the driver rolled down the window, he proceeded to strike her head.
The man, who was later identified as Mohamad Zaim, was later apprehended by the police and subsequently remanded for three days, starting from 7 June to 9 June.
Tapah District Police Chief, Superintendent Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail, stated that the remand request for the suspect was made at the Tapah Magistrate’s Court under Section 323/506/509 of the Penal Code.