RapidKL driver was beaten up, company urges stop to speculation


  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, noting that its driver involved in an accident here Thursday night was beaten up by bystanders, is urging the public to stop speculating on the incident.

In a statement Friday, chief executive officer Mohd Azam Omar said the company is cooperating with the authorities.

“Based on a police report lodged, the incident started with a minor accident involving the bus at Jalan Enggang AU2 in Taman Keramat,” he said.

The driver of the bus drove ahead while being pursued by a group of people.

“While being pursued, the driver rammed the bus against several vehicles along Jalan Ampang up to the road leading off to the MRR2.

“He was stopped and then beaten up by members of the public.

“We deeply regret this incident and we are working closely with the police and other relevant authorities to investigate the matter,” said Mohd Azam.

He added that he hoped members of the public would refrain from speculating on the matter.

“We should wait for the official result of the police investigation.

“The driver is still receiving treatment at the hospital and no one else was injured during the incident,” he said.

Earlier Friday, police confirmed they have detained the 32-year-old RapidKL driver, and that he was undergoing treatment for a head injury.

City traffic investigation and enforcement department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said they were investigating the matter under Section 42 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving recklessly.

Related stories:

RapidKL driver in Thursday night bus rampage picked up by police

Bus rams into multiple vehicles on busy road to escape angry pursuers


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