This is the moment a furious local confronts ‘begpackers’ illegally selling trinkets on the roadside in Malaysia.
Michael Quay was walking along Jonker Street in Malacca City when he spotted the group with their handicrafts, bracelets, and other handmade items for sale laid out on the pavement.
He took pictures as he walked by which sparked anger from one of the down-and-out dreadlocked tourists.
The young woman in a black vest stood up and confronted the Malaysian father-of-three outside the city’s Hard Rock Cafe.
In the video, the foreigner woman is blocking the camera to conceal her face.
She is heard saying: “What is your problem? It’s my body, I have the right to dispose of my body the way I want, if I don’t to be on your camera, I’m not gonna be on your camera.”
During the argument, Quay insisted that they are “begging.”
He added: ”You guys are begging on the street in our country.”
Upon hearing this, the woman got worked up again and retaliated: “This is begging for you? This is not work? What are you doing?”
Quay believed that the group of tourist peddlers do not have the necessary license or permits to work in the country. He reported the incident to the Immigration authority.
Speaking after, Michael said: ‘’When I was taking their pictures, one of them became aggressive and even threaten to throw my phone in the river. That’s when I decided to video it.’’