NST : Spoon shoved up nose during row

Spoon shoved up nose during row
Aaron Ngui
URL: http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/Friday/National/20060217084052/Article/index_html

GEORGE TOWN, PENANG, Thurs. A 56-year-old man spent six days in hospital after his friend shoved a spoon up his nose in an argument over a mahjong game.

He was also hit with a chair during the incident in a coffee shop in Lorong Baru off Jalan Macalister here last Thursday.

Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Hamzah Md Jamil said the victim lodged a report after being discharged from the hospital yesterday.

The man said he was playing mahjong with two friends when an argument started.

The argument turned violent when one of the men grabbed a spoon and shoved it up his nose.

“The victim was further assaulted with a chair before customers broke up the fight.”

Police are looking for a 30-year-old man.

In another incident, a woman lost RM5,800 in cash and valuables when a man snatched her handbag while she was having dinner at a restaurant in Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong here about 9.15pm on Tuesday.

Hamzah said the victim had placed her handbag on her lap while eating, when a man walked up to her and grabbed it. No arrest has been made.