Cops to look at pictures, recording of Mat Rempit assault
PETALING JAYA: Police want to get hold of photographs and closed-circuit television camera footage on the alleged chase and assault by a gang of Mat Rempit who harassed a couple on Monday.
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said in the incident which took place at 2.15am, a couple had stopped their car at an open air car park near the Kelana Jaya lake to use their Waze navigational application.
“According to a report the couple lodged at Bandar Sunway police station at 6am, four bikers with pillion riders suddenly approached and surrounded their vehicle.
“One of the bikers tapped on the passenger window and told the couple something but fearing an untoward incident the driver reversed the car in a bid to get away from the bikers but hit one of them,” Zani told reporters at the district police headquarters here yesterday.
However, the bikers became more aggressive and began throwing stones and spark plugs at the car.
Fearing for their lives, the couple sped from the scene with the bikers in pursuit along the Damansara-Puchong Highway, headed towards Kepong where the couple’s vehicle suffered a flat tyre.
The couple called the police who arrived soon after and took them to the Bandar Sunway station.
Zani said police have initiated an investigation under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief and are obtaining video evidence from Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd, the highway operator.
When met at the Sungai Way police station, the driver, identified as Lim Soon Cheong, 26, who came to provide a statement to the investigators, said he was on his way with his girlfriend from Cheras to Sunway when the incident took place.
A woman, identified only as San San, relayed the couple’s ordeal via a Facebook posting on Monday night, which quickly went viral.
San San’s post was shared around 38,000 times. – by Ashwin Kumar
Police inspecting the victim’s damaged car.