ALTERCATIONS seem increasingly common these days, with the ease of capturing such incidents on smartphones, resulting in the widespread sharing on social media platforms.

A recent incident in Jelutong, Penang has attracted social media attention after a video clip went viral, showing two men engaged in a physical fight. Did the fight really take place as the video suggests?




Timur Laut district police chief ACP Razlam Ab Hamid said police detected the one-minute and 16-second long video clip, which was making its rounds on WhatsApp with investigation revealing that the incident occurred at 11.30am on Monday in a village on Jalan Perak, Jelutong, George Town.

“Based on the investigation, the incident stemmed from disagreements and dissatisfaction among the two men. As a result of the fight, both men sustained injuries and were sent to Penang Hospital for treatment,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (June 5).

He said the two men involved had also lodged a police report and the case was being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing injury using a weapon.

A video clip featuring two men involved in a fight went viral on social media showing a man walking with a weapon, believed to be a machete, rushing towards a house before being scolded by a woman in front of the house.

He then threw an object at someone and ran off before being chased by another man before the two were seen fighting.