Following a viral video on Twitter displaying a person assaulting a bus driver in Georgetown, Penang, the police have detained the suspect for additional investigation.
The incident tweeted by @MY_CrimeWatch came about at round eight.30pm the place a person allegedly assaulted a Speedy Penang Bus Captain for not opening its doorways while stopping at a visitors mild on the Lebuh Macallum junction.
Kejadian di Lebuh Macallum, Pulau Pinang sekitar jam eight.30 malam tadi. Kapten bas Speedy Penang cedera di muka akibat ditumbuk oleh seorg lelaki. Suspek berang kerana pintu bas tak dibuka (tak dibenar masuk) kerana ketika itu bas sdg berhenti di lampu isyarat merah. pic.twitter.com/ZUrkPuBr6j
— MyWatch (@My_CrimeWatch) December 15, 2018
The 29-second video confirmed the suspect punching and at spitting the bus driver while shouting obscenities at him.
In line with the Timur Laut Chief of Police ACP Zaimani Che Awang, the bus was on its method to Komtar from Bandar Sri Pinang earlier than stopping on the Lebuh Macallum junction.
As reported by MyNewsHub, ACP Zaimani stated, “While ready for the visitors mild to show inexperienced, the person knocked on the bus door for the motive force to open, however the driver refused to take action because it was not a delegated cease zone and can pose a hazard to different street customers.”
“Because the quarrel ensued, the suspect tried to open the door from the surface of the bus.”
Following the struggle, the motive force made the choice to lock the bus doorways and drive the bus to a bus station located at Pengkalan Weld.
“The suspect, a 46-year-old male was detained by the Speedy Penang auxiliary police and was dropped at the Lebuh Pantai Police Station.”
Netizens commenting on the video expressed their anger on the suspect, usually for not adhering to the legislation.
One netizen wrote, “Buses will not be allowed to select up passengers at visitors junctions or cease at locations the place there are not any bus stops, in worry of reprimand by the JPJ.”
One other wrote, “Earlier than taking the bus, please familiarize your self with the etiquettes and guidelines.”
Some have been additionally suggesting methods on how bus drivers ought to defend themselves in these sort of conditions sooner or later.
One wrote, “Subsequent time carry a baseball bat. Ought to incidents like this occur once more, simply take a swing at it.”
By no means ought to anybody take issues into their very own fingers, particularly when it entails breaking the principles.
Violence isn’t the reply!
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