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Police confident of arresting machete-wielding road rager soon

Video by Jackie Ng

JOHOR BAHRU (June 4): Two road ragers caught on a dashcam footage and viralled online are being tracked down by the state police. One of them was seen hacking the victim’s car with a parang. 

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the victim has lodged a report, which included the video footage, at the Larkin police station yesterday and the Johor Bahru South district police are investigating it, adding that the police view the incident seriously.

“We (police) are confident that we will track down and arrest the suspects soon,” he was reported stating in the Malay Mail today.

In the one-minute and 23-second video which went viral on YouTube and Johor-based traffic and community Facebook pages, the angry driver was seen exiting his car three times on the congested Pasir Gudang Highway, purportedly because he was upset with not being given way to merge into the victim’s lane.

He was joined by his co-rider in his first exit, where they approached the car behind them and proceeded to threaten the driver with rude hand gestures.

After a short drive forward, the man alighted again, this time wielding a machete in his hand, which he used to hit the victim’s car.

Mohd Khalil said the car’s mirror was damaged.

The footage timespanned at 5.53pm yesterday clearly showed the blue Honda Civic’s registration plate number.

This was the latest road rage incident since a motorcyclist was recently sentenced to 12 months’ jail for smashing a car’s windscreen with his helmet.

 

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