Police Corporal Arrested for Causing Motorcyclist Death

A police Corporal was arrested for causing the death of a motorcycle-riding teenager. This viral case happened on the first night of Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Melaka.

In the video, several motorcycles were seen moving from one direction. Suddenly, a Police 4-wheel drive vehicle was seen coming from the opposite direction as if it was chasing some motorbikes, and crossed the intersection in a hurry. This rash move caused the victim’s motorcycle to crash into the vehicle and the victim was thrown from his motorcycle.

The victim was taken to Malacca Hospital, but died later.

Melaka Police Chief, Datuk Zainol Samah, informed that the Corporal who is one of the Durian Tunggal Police Station’s crime prevention patrol was arrested at the Alor Gajah District Police Headquarters (IPD) Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Division Office at 9am this morning (April 12).

He said, the police are currently waiting for the reaction and cooperation from the 37-year-old Corporal.

“A preliminary urine screening test was also carried out and the result was that the member was free of any drug abuse,” he said.

Datuk Zainol added that his party has received six reports so far about the incident and three recordings of conversations from witnesses and victim’s family members have been completed.

He said the case was reclassified in accordance with Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 due to the offense of driving causing death.

“If convicted, this act provides for a minimum prison sentence of five years and a maximum of 10 years and a fine of not less than RM20,000 to RM50,000,” he said.

He hopes that the public who have any information about the incident can contact the head of traffic investigation and enforcement, IPD Alor Gajah on 06-5563222 to assist in investigations.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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