S'pore duo in road rage incident at Tuas Second Link arrested by Malaysian police

The two suspects are believed to have got upset because their car was blocked and scraped, according to a police statement. PHOTOS: OUR SINGAPORE/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A man and woman from Singapore who were involved in a road rage incident at Tuas Second Link last weekend have been arrested by Malaysian police.

Iskandar Puteri district police chief Rahmat Ariffin, in a statement on Friday (July 15), said the two of them were arrested on Thursday night at the Sultan Abu Bakar Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex, which is on the Malaysian side of the Second Link.

In response to queries, the authorities said the man is Singaporean but declined to say if the woman was Malaysian or a Singapore permanent resident. 

Malaysian police had previously said the pair was wanted for committing mischief.
After their arrest on Friday, the two suspects admitted that they were involved in the incident, said the statement. 

They were upset because their car was blocked and they believed the Toyota Alphard had scraped against their car, the statement added. 

In video footage that was widely distributed on social media, the woman was seen ripping the car licence plate off a black Toyota Alphard and  throwing it at the Alphard’s windscreen.

She was then seen pushing back against the car, in what appeared to be an attempt to stop it from moving. The man could be seen making offensive gestures at the 51-year-old Alphard driver.

The Singapore police said a separate report has been lodged over the alleged doxxing of the woman and her family.

The woman, in an interview with Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News, said the man is her 18-year-old son. 

Speaking on condition of anonymity, she said she had confronted the other car to protect the teenager.

She said her son, who was driving the Kia, had refused to let the other car cut in front of them, and the Alphard driver reacted by swearing at him.

The woman removed the car's number plate and threw it against the Alphard's windscreen. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM OUR SINGAPORE/FACEBOOK
The Singapore police said a separate report has been lodged over the alleged doxxing of the woman and her family. PHOTO: OUR SINGAPORE/FACEBOOK

On Monday (July 11), civil servant Muhammed Haziq, 25, who is the son of the Alphard driver, said people should stop harassing the mother and son. 

Mr Haziq, who posted the footage taken from the Alphard’s dashboard camera, said the pair were being treated unfairly and he felt sorry for them.

He added that only his parents and two sisters were in the Alphard at the time of the incident.

Correction note: An earlier version of this article said the two are Singaporean. This has been corrected. We are sorry for the error.

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