Instant Noodles at Gas Station: Four to be Charged Tomorrow

Instant Noodles at Gas Station: Four to be Charged Tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: Four of the 15 individuals detained for cooking instant noodles at a gas station in Genting Highlands recently will be charged at the Bentong Court on Tuesday.
Bentong District Police Chief, Superintendent Zaiham Mohd Kahar, stated that the four individuals will be charged under Section 336 of the Penal Code.

“One man and three women, aged between 23 and 24, will be charged tomorrow. The remaining 11 individuals detained have been released and will serve as witnesses in this case,” he said in a brief statement on Monday.

He also confirmed that none of the 15 individuals detained on Saturday were related to any deputy minister, as was circulated on social media.

On May 13, Sinar Harian reported a viral video on social media showing a group of individuals ‘picnicking’ and cooking at a gas station believed to be in Genting Highlands, which drew criticism from netizens concerned about the safety of such actions.

The one-minute, two-second video showed several individuals lounging around and cooking instant noodles using a portable gas stove. The video also showed a police patrol car entering the gas station, but the group ignored the police presence and continued their activities.

Previously, Pahang Police Chief, Datuk Seri Yahaya Othman, announced the detention of 15 individuals, including five women, after they presented themselves at the Bentong District Police Headquarters (IPD) on Saturday.

He said all of them, aged between 23 and 28, were released on police bail after their statements were recorded.

According to Yahaya, the police are still in the process of recording witness statements regarding the incident.

“This is to complete the investigation before the investigation papers are referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further instructions. So far, the statements of four witnesses have been taken to assist in the investigation,” he said.

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