‘Of late gangsters, individuals dealing with touts addressing car re-processors, retrieval of accident vehicles and the secret societies are making the same restaurants their meeting place for their ‘table talks?’’
‘I too walked out of the shop so that if they were going to physically harm me its better neither the restaurant nor its eating patrons be harmed!’
EMBARRASSING WHEN INDIAN PATRONS ABUSE SOPS AT INDIAN RESTAURANTS SAYS CASSA MALAYSIA!
This has been going on for many months!
Ordinary Indian restaurants struggling to make ends meet to pay rent and salaries during lockdowns are further impeded when challenged by patrons who are Indians.
Inexplicable, when these same Indian patrons behave when they frequent Western, Chinese and Malay outlets and the same SOPs.
This is not the only problem.
Of late gangsters, individuals dealing with touts addressing car re-processors, retrieval of accident vehicles and the secret societies are making the same restaurants their meeting place for their ‘table talks?’
Here they intimidate other patrons, workers by their bullish mannerisms loud voice and street intelligence.
Carrying their usual sling bags giving the intimidating perception of hidden weapons they are causing huge discomfort to other patrons there with family.
Owners fearing gang reprisals stay cowed and silent.
I addressed one such incident on Friday last week.
I told off the gangsters.
They replied throwing names of people with honorifics, lawyers with the opposition parties many of whom I know and war lords!
They went out of the shop regrouped making phone calls for reinforcement to intimidate me.
I too walked out of the shop so that if they were going to physically harm me its better neither the restaurant or its then eating patron not be harmed!
I just made one call and waited.
After a few minutes they left.
But what really shocked me was the behavior I witnessed after this incident at the same restaurant recently when educated looking patrons abuse restaurant workers insisting that they be allowed to seat all 5 of their family members.
Ignoring the current embedded SOP and putting the restaurant at disrepute with the authorities.
When workers insist they are verbally abused with vulgarities.
In two incidents over three days this week, I could not really understand why such despicable behavior?
I can understand the thuggish behavior of gangsters but these were educated looking, driving luxury cars using profanities to intimidate restaurant workers.
I have repeatedly told restaurant owners to lock in the local Police Station numbers to call when such incidents happen.
But they feel it is bad for business more so now in Covid 19 season where every patron counts?
But to these Indian patrons who behave such I have only one thing to say – you are rubbish despite your wealth, luxury car and pretense!
But I appeal for the return of a national operation to address organized crime, secret societies, gangsters and white collar criminals!
The next topic of interest when I meet dear friends the Home Minister and the IGP!