Singaporean who attacked Johor bus driver gets 2 weeks' jail and fined RM6,000

JOHOR BARU - A Singaporean man was sentenced by a Malaysian court to 14 days in jail and a fine of RM6,000 on Wednesday for causing hurt to a bus driver.

Retiree Yang Ying Guang, 69, got into an altercation with Malaysian bus driver Zheng Guo Hua, 61, along Jalan Skudai last Saturday morning.

Mr Zheng honked at Yang for driving too slowly, and overtook Yang's car, according to earlier reports.

The Singaporean driver trailed Mr Zheng's bus and signalled him to stop. Mr Zheng said that Yang then got out of his car, and struck him with a bat until he bled.

Yang's friend, who was in the car at the time said that the bus driver was driving recklessly, which infuriated them. Yang also claimed that the bus driver hit him first.

Yang asked for a lighter sentence due to his age, Shin Min Daily News reported. His nephew told the paper that they will not be appealing the sentence.