A small burger stall operator in Kelantan was fined 50K by the police who came to his house at 11 PM last night.??
Known on Facebook as Faisal Burger, he stated in his Facebook post that he was merely doing it to pay off his everyday bills and is barely making any extra profits, while users in the comment section expressed their disbelief and disappointment at the Malaysian Police Force and their insensitivity at handling these matters. Users on Twitter have also expressed their opinions, including Malaysian politician Syed Saddiq:
Peniaga burger kena kompaun RM50 ribu?? Sebelum ini pelajar kena kompaun RM1500.— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) April 26, 2021
Mana rakyat nak cari duit nak bayar kompaun macam ni? Kenapa tak ada budi bicara dan tegur kalau ada salah? https://t.co/wkjQ2Lx6Ub
Any person with proper common sense will think twice before writing RM50k on that piece of paper.— Typical Malaysian (@TypicalMsian) April 26, 2021
Kalau Ferrari depan rumah 3 biji, saman RM50k pun tak kisah. Ni jual burger depan rumah pakai motor biasa bagi saman RM50k. https://t.co/vaCpMh0ukB
This is why we call them pigs, gentlemen. https://t.co/POSJvOKzmQ— K (@PointMHD) April 26, 2021
Our police officers/health inspectors handing out these ridiculous summonses aren’t likely to be earning much more than these minimum wage earners they are fining.— Lindungi Diri, Lindungi Semua (@ModGelap) April 26, 2021
Why do you do the dirty work of our oppressors; against your own brothers? https://t.co/wTnHj6Ot8X
Many agreed that an RM50k fine for a man making an honest living is a bit too far over the line so, what was the justification behind this action? Some said that the man was previously given a warning for operating past 10 PM (Kelantan is currently under MCO) and the fine was a direct repercussion of his past action but even so, does it still justify forcing a commoner to pay that much for a summon??
Below is the original Facebook post posted by Faisal Burger:?
alahai dugaan bulan puasa...nego burger depe tangga rumoh...kul 11 malam polis mari...
nego burger kena kompaun...Posted by Faisal Burger on Sunday, 25 April 2021