Asia Malaysia Singaporean motorist alleges extortion by the Malaysian police

Singaporean motorist alleges extortion by the Malaysian police

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A Singaporean motorist claims he was extorted by a police patrol vehicle crew, and a video of the driver standing outside a patrol car is accessible on the internet.

According to the motorist, the patrol vehicle crew said he required a valid driver’s licence to drive in Malaysia and that he was speeding.

A 24-second video of a Malaysian cop reportedly extorting a bribe from a Singaporean has sparked an investigation, says the local media.

The Singaporean driver later claimed that he was stopped by the police for various “offences,” including “driving in the wrong way and driving in Malaysia without a valid driving licence.”

In 2020, three Johor traffic cops aged 32 to 39, were detained on suspicion of extorting RM4,000 from a truck driver.

The suspects pulled over the victim for driving an overweight lorry and demanded the money. The driver filed a police report.

The matter was being probed under Section 384 of the Penal Code, which carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison, a fine, or whipping, or any combination of the two, if convicted.

The same year, the police arrested a 32-year-old officer after a report was lodged against the latter for demanding RM100 as a bribe from another lorry driver.

The officer allegedly committed the offence while on duty at a roadblock near the Malaysian Army Combat Training Centre (Pulada).

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