Over the weekend, a video went viral on social media capturing a man engaging in indecent behaviour by urinating in the parking lot of a shopping mall in the Klang Valley.
Adding to the controversy, the man brazenly ignored a woman who confronted him about his actions. Responding to the incident, the Subang Jaya branch of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) issued a statement on Tuesday, announcing their pursuit of the individual in question. The man, identified as a Malaysian permanent resident in Australia, was in Malaysia to visit relatives at the time of the incident. Fortunately for law enforcement, their efforts were promptly rewarded.
On November 21, the 32-year-old man voluntarily surrendered himself to the police at the Subang Jaya police station around 11:15 am. Investigations revealed no prior criminal record for the individual. Subsequently, the Magistrate Court handed down a fine of RM100 for the offence.
The incident occurred on November 16 when the man was observed urinating in the basement parking area. A Malaysian woman, present to feed stray animals, confronted him about his actions. The man admitted to passing a restroom but proceeded to enter the passenger seat of his car and departed the scene without offering any further explanation.
This swift resolution highlights the effectiveness of law enforcement in addressing public indecency and emphasises the importance of responsible behaviour in shared spaces.
The Shah Alam Magistrate’s Court imposed the maximum RM100 fine on an Australian electrician for urinating in a public area, at the basement car park of a shopping mall in Subang Jaya last week. pic.twitter.com/Sa2dWl6JKf
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In a rapid turn of events, the Subang Jaya police have successfully apprehended the 32-year-old man who gained notoriety on social media for urinating on a pillar at a supermarket in the area. The suspect, an Australian citizen of Chinese descent, was taken into custody around 11:15 am at the Subang Jaya district police headquarters.
The man had come to Malaysia to visit his family and, according to authorities, has a clean criminal record. The incident, captured in a 50-second viral video, occurred on November 16, prompting the police to initiate a search for the individual involved.
Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Azlan Wan Mamat revealed that a police officer stationed at the USJ8 police station discovered the viral video, which showed the man engaged in indecent behavior. In the footage, the man mentioned the presence of a restroom, apologized briefly, and then left the scene.