Zam Zam boss orders slashing of rival restaurant employee
I got a bit of a shock when I read the news this morning. According to The Straits Times:
A dispute between two well-known North Bridge Road Indian-Muslim restaurants turned into a violent vendetta when the owner of one eatery allegedly hired a supposed secret society chief to slash a rival’s face.
Singapore Zam Zam owner Zackeer Abbass Khan allegedly paid $2,000 to alleged Sio Ang Koon secret society headman Anwer Ambiya Kadir Maideen, who owns As-Safeera Restaurant in Serangoon.
He, in turn, allegedly told gang member Joshua Navindran Surainthiran, 23, to carry out the vicious assault, which left Victory Restaurant supervisor Liakath Ali Mohamed Ibrahim with a permanent scar. The victim, who previously worked for Zam Zam from 1985 to 2004, had a 7cm cut over his right upper lip, extending to his cheek.
I have eaten at that place a few times and I am surprised that the owner had secret society links. I am very deeply disappointed with Zam Zam. I do not think I want to eat there anymore.