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Uber passenger in brawl facing similar charges as driver


PETALING JAYA: The Uber passenger involved in a fight with his driver will be charged with disturbing the peace – same as driver Chang Seow Kiat – once he is arrested by the police.

The police have only arrested Chang, the 43-year-old Uber driver, so far.

A source said the passenger, Ong Kok Seng, 30, is expected to face the same charge as Chang under Section 160 of the Penal Code, but the police have yet to locate him.

On Monday, Chang pleaded guilty to a charge of quarrelling and fighting with Ong at Petronas Pinggir Zaaba in Taman Tun Dr Ismail at about 7am on Feb 15, 2016.

He was fined RM300 in lieu of four month's jail.

Chang was charged despite reports of him being on the receiving end of two punches in the face during the fight.

According to the statement of facts, Chang was given a wrong address when Ong requested a trip via the Uber app.

Chang waited at the wrong address and even checked with an occupant of the house as Ong was not answering his phone.

Ong showed up later and got into Chang's car, before an exchange of words ensued between the two.

He then asked the driver to stop at the petrol station, where they both got out of the car and started brawling.

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Uber driver fined RM300 for fighting with passenger over wrong pick-up point

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