Singaporean woman killed in car accident in Malaysia

The car skidded and rammed into a guard rail along the North-South Expressway on Friday night. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean woman was killed in a traffic accident in Malaysia on Friday night after the car she was in skidded and rammed into a guard rail.

The Star reported on Saturday that Ms Huang Kaiting, 25, died at the scene of the accident, which occurred at the KM208 marker of the North-South Expressway at 11.30pm.

The Malaysian newspaper, quoting Alor Gajah Superintendent Arshad Abu, said Ms Huang was travelling from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur.

He said the other passenger, Mr Kenneth Fong Zeng Yip, 27, who is also Singaporean, was not hurt.

The driver of the car, Mr Muhammad Hilmi Abdul Rahim, 28, who is also from Singapore, sustained leg injuries, said Supt Arshad, adding that the accident is under investigation.

The Straits Times has contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information.

Chinese-language paper Shin Min Daily News reported on Sunday that Ms Huang and Mr Hilmi were a couple.

The pair and their friend, Mr Fong, were said to be en route to Kuala Lumpur for a shopping trip.

When a reporter from the publication visited Mr Hilmi’s home in Singapore, a woman told the reporter he had not returned home.

Meanwhile, Mr Fong’s mother said her son was still handling some affairs in Melaka.

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