- A youth was nabbed by police late in Kluang, Johor for insulting a senior police officer who was earlier killed in the line of duty
It is learnt that the suspect, who is believed to be a Mat Rempit, had earlier posted insulting comments related to the death of the female police officer via WeChat, a mobile communication application
The suspect, whose WeChat handle is H@n@FFI T@ILOR posted the vulgar comments in Bahasa Malaysia, hours after the death of Inspector Margaret Tagum Goen.
Among others, the suspect said he had many reasons why he hated the police since his school days.
He had also posted: “MAMPUS JUGA KAU… SETELAH SEKIAN LAMA MENYUSAH KAN ORANG…. HIHIHIHI (You are dead at last after making life difficult for people).
It is understood that the suspect’s insult was due to his motorcycle being seized by a traffic police team, led by Margaret, a week before the recent Hari Raya in Kluang.
Later, a team from the Kluang district police criminal investigations department picked up the suspect in the district yesterday.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the arrest of the suspect in his official Twitter account under his handle @KBAB51 at 10.50pm yesterday.
He also congratulated the Kluang district police Criminal Investigations Department for the arrest of the suspect.
Early yesterday, Margaret was hit by a speeding 17-year-old Mat Rempit during a roadblock at Km58 along Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing in Kluang.
She was manning the roadblock as part of a traffic police operation with 20 other personnel when the incident occurred at 2.40am.
The Mat Rempit was with several other illegal motorcycle racers who sped through the police roadblock as they were riding without licenses.
The 32-year-old career woman sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead about 10 hours later due to severe internal abdominal bleeding.
Margaret left behind her husband Leon Bahak, who is an army Warrant Officer stationed at the Mahkota Camp in Kluang.
The couple do not have any children.
Margaret’s remains will be flown from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 9.25am and is expected to arrive at the MAS Kargo complex of the Kuching Airport in Sarawak at 11.15am today.
Her remains will be buried in her village of Kampung Bogag in Jalan Serian near the Bau district of Sarawak.
Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Seri Muhammad Sabtu Osman is expected to lead the state’s senior police officers to receive the coffin.