Johor cops identify suspects in Tuas Second Link road rage incident
ISKANDAR PUTERI — Police in Malaysia have identified the two Singaporean suspects wanted in the case of alleged mischief, involving a Toyota Alphard multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and a Kia sedan near the Sultan Abu Bakar Building’s Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Tanjung Kupang here last Saturday (July 9).
Iskandar Puteri police chief Assistant Commissioner Rahmat Ariffin said the two suspects are currently in Singapore.
“Police have identified the suspects and it is believed that both have returned to Singapore.
“We will cooperate with the Singapore Police Force (SPF) that will be assisting in tracking down the suspects,” said Mr Rahmat when contacted by the media on Tuesday (July 12).
He was responding to follow-up investigations involving the two suspects under Section 427 of the Penal Code, which states that those guilty of mischief and cause loss or damage to the amount of RM25 (S$7.90) or upwards could be jailed up to two years and fined.
He also confirmed that police have also received statements from the victims who are Singaporeans.
In response to TODAY’s queries on Tuesday, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said that they confirm that a police report regarding the incident has been lodged in Singapore.
“As the incident had happened in Malaysia, the SPF will provide the Royal Malaysia Police with assistance within the ambit of our laws and international obligations when requested".
They added that a separate report over the matter has also been lodged on the alleged doxxing of the woman involved in the road rage incident and her family.
“Under the Protection from Harassment Act 2014, it is an offence to publish identifiable information about a person with the intention to harass, cause violence or fear of violence to a person. Those found guilty can be liable to be jailed up to a year and fined $5,000,” said the police.
Mr Rahmat said previously in a statement on Sunday that the road-rage incident was believed to have occurred when the victim’s vehicle collided with the car driven by the two suspects.
In the incident on Saturday, the victim who was driving in a Toyota Alphard had changed lanes to the right and collided with a Kia sedan.
The male suspect had stopped his vehicle where a man and a woman had also alighted from the sedan.
“The male suspect then shouted and gestured vulgarities towards the victim, while the female suspect went on to remove victim’s car plate and threw it on the victim’s windshield.
“Meanwhile, the female suspect removed the registration number of the victim’s car and threw the registration number towards the windscreen of the victim’s car,” he said.
Prior to that, Tular on social media displayed a 2.06 -minute video regarding the incident.
The police said the Toyota driver and passengers did not suffer any injuries and there was little damage to their car.
The case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief. MALAY MAIL