Police probe viral video of traffic cops escorting private vehicle


GEORGE TOWN: Police are investigating a viral video which shows two traffic policemen escorting a private vehicle along Jalan Bukit Gambir near here.

Penang police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said a disciplinary investigation paper on the two policemen seen in the video, which went viral on social media on Saturday (May 7), was also opened.

The 20-second video, which was detected at 8.36pm on Saturday, was uploaded on Facebook by a user named anwarazeez.

It shows a man at the wheel of a private vehicle being escorted by two traffic policemen on a motorcycle belonging to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Comm Mohd Shuhaily said in a statement on Sunday (May 8).

The video shows a policeman appearing to stop an oncoming car intending to make a turn, allowing the vehicle to run the red light.

It shows a car having the right of way abruptly braking, causing the vehicle behind it to also stop suddenly to avoid a collision.

The man at the wheel of the private vehicle is believed to be the son of a Member of Parliament.

Comm Mohd Shuhaily confirmed that the incident took place at Jalan Bukit Gambir. – Bernama

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