QuickCheck: Did a scuffle happen between a motorist and a policeman in Penang?


ON Monday (June 27), a video of a scuffle between a policeman and a motorist went viral and it is claimed that this happened in Penang. Is this true?

VERDICT:

TRUE

A 51-year-old engineer was arrested after he got into a scuffle with a policeman who was trying to book him for using a mobile phone while driving along Jalan Tun Dr Awang in Bayan Lepas near here on Monday.

Barat Daya OCPD Supt Kamarul Rizal Jenal said the incident happened at 6.30pm near the Penang International Convention Centre (PICC).

"The traffic policeman stopped a motorist for using his mobile phone while driving but the suspect was unhappy and started recording the policeman’s action on his mobile phone,” he said in a statement Tuesday (June 28).

The man ignored police advice to stop the recording and a scuffle ensued when the policeman tried to arrest him and take hold of his mobile phone for investigation, he added.

The man has been remanded for three days until June 30 for investigation.

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