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Copyright tracking users of social media who claimed to have witnessed a road rage incident


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police are tracking down individuals who on social media claimed to have witnessed the road rage incident at KM293.5 North-South Freeway (NSE) near Bangi last Saturday (Aug 10) to aid investigations.

Selangor Chief of Criminal Investigation Department SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the police are currently locating the individuals to record their evidence.

He said they track down these individuals based on the allegations they made through posts and comments on social media.

"The police are constantly monitoring social media, we are monitoring what is written and commented on the case.

"That's the reason why we asked netizens to refrain from making any false statements, as it could hurt them," he said when contacted by Bernama on Tuesday (August 13).

When asked if the case was also referred to as a floating incident, he declined to comment.

"I cannot comment because it is still under investigation under Section 302 for murder," he said.

Meanwhile, SAC Fadzil said police will not hesitate to arrest any individual, including politicians who abuse the social media platform for spreading false information and fanatical racial slurs on the case.

"The police continue to identify the background of the people involved. We ask the public not to aggravate the situation, and to let us know if they have any information on the case," he said.

The incident is said to have resulted in a minor accident after the victim's car collided with the back of another car.

Both vehicles stopped at each other before stopping near the intersection of Bandar Baru Bangi, where the victim reportedly pinned the other driver's car to the railings.

Police have since arrested a husband and wife, in their early 40s and late 30s, respectively, for aiding the investigation. – Bernama

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