A food delivery rider in Johor Bahru claimed that his account was suspended after he confronted two Singaporean men for filling petrol into a container.
A food delivery rider in Johor Bahru claimed his account was suspended after he confronted two Singaporean men for filling petrol into a container.
The incident occurred on 16 June at a petrol station in Johor Bharu when the rider confronted the two Singaporean men.
The 44-year-old rider, who shared a video of the incident on TikTok, said that his account was suspended at 6 pm yesterday (21 June), shortly after the video went viral on social media.
In the video, the Singaporeans threatened to beat up the rider.
Two auxiliary police officers tried to calm the situation before one of the suspects opened the boot of what appeared to be a Subaru Forrester sports utility vehicle (SUV).
He then took out a steering wheel lock which further agitated the situation.
The dispute, which lasted about 10 minutes, was eventually resolved.
Rider Denies Using Screwdriver To Fight Back
The food delivery company’s customer service told him his account was suspended due to a complaint.
As alleged in the complaint, the rider insisted he was taking a stand for what was right and did not use a screwdriver to fight back.
According to the police, the rider has made a police report regarding the incident.
He later decided not to pursue the case any further, and as a result, the case has been classified as “no further action” (NFA).
Petrol Was For Go-Kart Activities
At the same time, netizens had rallied to the rider’s defence.
They pointed out that the rider aimed to ensure that the subsidized petrol is not misused and used only by Malaysian-registered vehicles.
Netizens said he did the right thing even if the petrol was used for go-kart activities because foreigners are not allowed to purchase RON95 petrol.
They argued that suspending the rider’s account would discourage social responsibility and discourage citizens from speaking out against the misuse of government subsidies.
Netizens also voiced their displeasure on the food delivery company’s social media page and threatened to boycott its services.