Man in viral road rage incident to be charged in Muar


JOHOR BARU: The foreigner involved in an alleged road rage incident that took place at KM139.6 of the North-South Expressway (NSE) will be charged at the Muar Magistrate Court on Wednesday (Feb 14).

Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar said the man, who is in his 40s, would be charged under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief.

“We have referred the investigation paper to the state Attorney General's Office on Tuesday (Feb 13) and have received approval to proceed with the case.

“Section 427 carries a jail term of between one and five years and a fine, or both, upon conviction,” he said in a statement here.

Earlier, police arrested a foreigner in his 40s at 3.30am on Monday (Feb 12) in Genting Highlands, Pahang.

Police were searching for the owner of a Singapore-registered car who allegedly broke the window of another car on the NSE.

Comm. Kumar said a report was lodged at 2.36pm on Saturday (Feb 10), and a 54-second video of the altercation has since gone viral on social media.

"Early investigation found that the incident was caused by the victim's action of blocking the suspect's vehicle (on) the emergency lane along the highway.

"This caused the suspect, who we believe to be a foreigner, to be dissatisfied, so he got out and broke the rear window of the victim's car," he said.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, Comm. Kumar added that six men will be charged at the Johor Baru Magistrate Court tomorrow in relation to the murder of a 24-year-old Malaysian Chinese employee at Route66 Club, here.

“Four men will be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, while two others will be charged under Section 342 of the Penal Code for wrongful confinement,” he said.

On Feb 6, a Thailand news portal, Thaiger, reported that a Malaysian businessman was apprehended at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok after confessing to the brutal murder of an employee.

The arrest took place on Sunday (Feb 5) around 10pm.

The suspect, a 31-year-old man of Chinese descent, was detained upon arrival from Malaysia. Thai authorities had been alerted by their Malaysian counterparts regarding the suspect’s involvement in the murder.

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