Malaysian police arrest woman and man involved in Tuas Second Link road rage incident
SINGAPORE — A woman and a man involved in a road rage incident at Tuas Second Link last weekend have been arrested by the Malaysian police.
In a statement on Friday (July 15), Iskandar Puteri district police chief Rahmat Arifin said that they were arrested on Thursday night at the Sultan Abu Bakar Immigration, Customs and Security Complex, which is the checkpoint on the Malaysian side of the linkway.
The statement in Malay described the pair as a Chinese woman and a Singaporean man. TODAY is seeking to clarify the nationality of the woman.
“Both suspects admitted to their involvement in the relevant case,” assistant commissioner of police Rahmat said in the statement, which did not give the ages of the pair.
He said that the two were believed to have been unhappy after another vehicle blocked their path and then allegedly collided into their vehicle.
The Johor police previously said that they were looking into a suspected case of mischief at the Second Link, after a video showed a woman removing the number plate from a car and throwing it at the windscreen went viral on Saturday.
The woman was seen in the video arguing with a driver of a Toyota.
Another video taken by a passer-by showed the same woman standing in front of the Toyota, leaning against its bonnet as the car tried to inch forward.
The driver who was seen arguing with her later stepped out of the car to retrieve the car's number plate.
Moments later, a young man in a blue T-shirt bearing the words “Team YIJC” stepped out of a red Kia sedan, dashed towards the Toyota and flashed the middle finger at the black Toyota. The woman then gestured at him to return to the Kia.
In interviews with the media, the woman identified the man as her 18-year-old son.