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If the police request you to stop your car, what’s the last thing you should do? Start speeding and try to avoid the police, of course! Remember, you’re not in a Fast and Furious movie set, so there’s no need to prove anything.

This wasn’t the case for a Honda Jazz driver in Kerteh, Terengganu yesterday, 15 September, who tried to outrun the PDRM resulting in a car-chase with IPD Kemaman’s MPV Unit!

Fortunately, an hour or so later, the driver and the passenger of the Honda Jazz were apprehended in front of McDonald’s Kerteh.

In information shared by a Twitter user, after the 8km car chase, the police apprehended them, and they managed to confiscate 1,000 horse pills.

In the incident that happened at 4.25pm in Kerteh, the suspects apprehended were a 32-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. As of now, there’s no mention of any actions taken against the pair.

Note to all Malaysians, if the police is chasing you, then that’s not the time to unleash your inner Vin Diesel. Instead just pull over and cooperate with the authorities. Unless you’re transporting horse pills or being a reckless driver, what do you have to worry about?

W.O.B

It was a daring manoeuvre done in 40 seconds.

A white Prius was about to leave a carpark, before it slowly backed away from the electronic gantry,  made a turn to the walkway on the right and made a hasty exit.

The driver got away… or did he?

His bold escape (from parking fees, perhaps) was filmed by someone who had a clear view of the area.

A video clip of the incident was subsequently shared on SG Road Vigilante this morning (June 3), with no indication where it had taken place.

03June2020Desperate things people do when they cannot afford to pay ERP Parking. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Posted by SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Selasa, 2 Jun 2020

The driver may have left the carpark, but he may still have paid the parking charges.

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Several eagle-eyed Facebook users pointed out that the gantry barrier arm was raised in the clip, which may mean that the fee might already be deducted from the driver’s cash card.

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However, others said people were too quick to judge. Some of them suggested that the gantry could be faulty, forcing the driver to find another way out of the carpark before realising that the service provider had remotely lifted the barrier arm.

Perhaps the driver’s not aware he’s allowed to detach the gantry barrier arm in such scenarios?

Faulty gantry or not, the clip amused many netizens, who shared it over 700 times.

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And if it turns out to be a case of parking fee evasion, the driver would have to pay a fine.

Last July, the Housing Development Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority announced stiffer fines to deter such parking offences.

The fines for not paying carpark fees were raised for motorcycles, cars and heavy vehicles from $25, $50 and $80 to $35, $70 and $100 respectively.

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An accident occurred near 327 Jalan Besar yesterday morning, which left a car overturned in the middle of the road.

An eyewitness, Mr Mike Ho, said he was on his way to work at Sing Huat Hardware & Machinery, which is located in the area, when he saw the car flip over after colliding with another vehicle that was travelling alongside a double-decker bus.

Mr Ho, a sales manager in his 50s, immediately called for an ambulance.

His colleague opened the door of the overturned vehicle to assist the driver out of the car. The driver was wearing a sarong and looked to be in his 30s, Mr Ho said. He crawled out and walked to the side, looking stunned, Mr Ho added.

Another eyewitness, Mr Jay Lim, 48, told TNP he was awoken by the crash, despite being 15 storeys up at home.

Out of his window, Mr Lim saw the accident and the traffic congestion it caused.

He said: “All the cars had to filter to the right side of the road. The jam lasted around one hour.”

When Mr Ho realised the congestion the accident had caused, he and his colleagues gathered LED-equipped safety vests and traffic light batons from their hardware store and helped direct traffic past the accident while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

Mr Ho said: “We were afraid other people will get into an accident. We had the equipment to help so we wanted to make it easier for other cars while the authorities were coming.”

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the incident at 8am yesterday.

A spokesman said a person was assessed by SCDF paramedics but refused to be taken to hospital.

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Myvi Driver Takes PDRM On A Wild Goose Chase

February 11, 2020 | Viral | No Comments

Considering the upcoming release of the 13th movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, many have been taking to the streets to showcase their driving abilities, Malaysians included.

And of all the Malaysian drivers out there, which one would be the one to put their best wheel forward when it comes to burning up the streets?

Myvi drivers, of course.

₆⁶₆ SiD²³ ₆⁶₆ (@Tsgxy_) took to his Twitter account to showcase dashboard camera footage of a Myvi being chased by a police car. The Myvi, clearly trying to prank the cops, decided to drive in circles around a traffic light, forcing the police to follow suit as several motorcyclists watched on.

He wrote, “Myvi again guys. King of the road.”

Netizens had their own theories and opinions as to what was going on in the video.

This comment goes, “He knows he’s going to get caught so he’s taking the chance to play with the cops and not just get caught for nothing.”

This comment says, “He’s so brave to play with the police like that.”

This comment reads, “He’s having so much fun going in circles.”

Eventually, the Myvi driver probably got dizzy from going in circles and drove off with the police car following closely behind.

We’re not entirely sure if the Myvi driver was caught but honestly, after a stunt like that, we hope to see more of him doing crazy car stuff soon. I mean, for entertainment purposes, of course.

WOB

It’s getting harder and harder to get an e-hailing ride ever since the new regulations they have to abide to came into play.

Hence, it’s only understandable for passengers to get annoyed or upset when the driver they’ve been assigned to doesn’t follow the basic instructions of an e-hailing ride request, such as picking up the passenger from the pickup point and ‘arrives’ at a completely different location. Let’s see a show of hands on who hates that.

B (@CGigibesi) took to her Twitter account to share her experience with her MyCar driver who decided to completely bypass the pick-up point and wait at a completely different place, and made her face the rain in order to get to his car. But, what’s worse is that when she asked him nicely about why he didn’t head to the pick-up point instead, he decided to go on an ill-mannered rant on how passengers should be thankful that their rides are cheap and dropped her back off at the pick-up point instead of taking her to her destination.

B wrote, “This MyCar driver is super rude.”

She attached 2 Instagram Stories to her Twitter thread which showcased the entire situation.

In the first Instagram Story, she wrote, “We booked a MyCar and when the driver arrived, he was nowhere to be seen. It was raining heavily, and we were at the main entrance, which is the pickup point. When we realised that he wasn’t there, we called him and he sounded very rude, responding with only ‘so?’ and ‘oh’ when we asked him where he was. As I said, it was raining and when we called him, he said he was at the bus stop, which was quite far away. So we were forced to go through the rain but we were okay with it as we didn’t want to trouble him.”

In the video, the driver can be heard saying, “I don’t give a sh*t, I can send you back, for me it’s okay, I can find another job.”

In the second video, he then goes into his rant on how passengers should be thankful for having rides as cheap as her RM6 ride to her destination, as MyCar is considered one of the more affordable e-hailing services.

B continued, “So when we entered the car, I asked him why he didn’t pick us up at the pick up point. Then he rudely explained, ‘F*ck man, you’re paying RM6 and you expect us to pick you up anywhere you want? You should be grateful it’s only RM6.’ To which we asked him why he was blaming the cheap prices. That’s the price on the application. We got into an argument because he seemed to not be able to chill. He was so rude. Then he sent us back to the pickup point because he didn’t want to send us anymore. I spoke to him to nicely and didn’t even look for an argument.”

In the background of the second video, the driver can be heard saying, “You people think that we are drivers, you know, f*ck man, RM6, I’m going to let you get down. Find another car. I’m rude?”

What’s odd is that the driver was angry at the B as a passenger, but she didn’t set the prices. If he isn’t happy with the low fare, he shouldn’t have accepted the ride request in the first place and if he was forced to, he should just switch careers.

Hence, the saying, don’t hate the player, hate the game. The service has set the prices and made the pickup point available for passenger usage.

WOB

Audi Driver Bullies Pregnant Lady

November 12, 2019 | News | No Comments

A video capturing an Audi driver intimidating a pregnant lady on Jalan Johor Jaya, Johor last Friday, 8 November has gone viral

Based on the four-minute dashcam video, the lady was seen going through a turn while a white Audi wanted to cut into her lane without putting on its left signal.

Balagak kau. Kau signal pun tak bagi. Pergi mampus lah (Arrogant fella. You are not even putting on your signal. You can go to hell),” the lady was heard saying.

After going through the turn, the Audi emerged again and charged to the front of her car

Image from Royal Malaysia Police/Facebook

It started driving erratically before eventually stopping in front of the victim.

An altercation ensued after the Audi driver alighted the car.

The male driver tried to get the lady to admit that it was her fault at the turn

He said he had a child inside the car, while the lady replied she is pregnant.

“Okay, so now, do you admit that you are at fault,” the man asked the lady, to which she responded with another question.

“But did you put on your signal?” the lady asked.

“Well, I did not put on the signal. I was wrong. But you knew I was coming (into the lane),” the man retaliated.

The man repeatedly called the lady ‘stupid’ and shouted at her furiously.

When the man got back to his vehicle, he reversed his vehicle and started revving the engine loudly

The lady then made a phone call, where she was heard crying in fear while relating her encounter with the road bully. 

At the same time, the Audi driver stopped his car again, walked towards her and started taking pictures of her before finally flashing his middle finger at her.

The video was reshared by Royal Malaysia Police’s Facebook page and garnered over 2,400 shares.

The police has since arrested the Audi driver

According to Berita Harian, the arrest came after the victim lodged a police report last Friday – an hour after her encounter.

He was arrested at Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru yesterday, 10 November.

Seri Alam district police chief Supt Ismail Dollah said he was detained under Section 506/509 of the Penal Code.

If convicted for criminal intimidation, the suspect could face up to seven years’ jail, a fine, or both.

Additionally, the suspect could face up to five years’ jail, a fine, or both if convicted for the use of words or gestures to insult the modesty of a person.

SAMSENG JALANAN DIBURU POLISJohor Bahru, 10 November 2019 – Polis Seri Alam memburu pemandu sebuah Audi putih yang menghalang seorang wanita sambil menunjukkan tanda lucah, selain merakam gambar mangsa dalam kejadian yang ditularkan di Facebook, hari ini.Ketua Polis Daerah Seri Alam, Superintendan Ismail Dollah berkata, mangsa seorang wanita berusia 26 tahun membuat laporan, jam 9.41 pagi di Balai Polis Johor Jaya, Jumaat lalu.“Bertindak atas laporan itu, kami menjalankan siasatan mengikut Seksyen 509 Kanun Keseksaan kerana mengaibkan kehormatan seseorang.“Kami kini cuba mengesan dan menahan suspek. Berdasarkan keterangan saksi dan video yang tular itu, kami sudah mengenal pasti pemilik kereta namun belum menemuinya.“Berikutan itu, orang ramai yang mengenali atau tahu di mana suspek berada di minta menghubungi balai polis berhampiran bagi membantu siasatan,” katanya.Bacaan lanjut di pautan https://www.hmetro.com.my/utama/2019/11/515934/tunggulah-polis-jemput-kau

Posted by Polis Diraja Malaysia ( Royal Malaysia Police ) on Ahad, 10 November 2019

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It’s the bane of all drivers — a car that’s parked too close for comfort.

On Tuesday (Oct 1), a displeased driver was forced to climb out from her Mazda at a carpark in Marina Bay Sands because the Volvo next to her car was not “parked properly”.

She even left a handwritten note for the other driver: “I think you need to learn how to park properly especially when the parking lots here are extremely limited.”

“I had to get out from the other side (of my car). Thanks!”

Her note sounded polite but the woman ranted in an Instagram story: “(I) was so pissed off that I had to climb over the other side and there’s f***ing limited lots here.”

But it looks like the lady might be the one in need of some guidance herself.

1oct2019mbs b4 carparklady driver of mazda mx5 #SGT7168R parked left of volvo #SLJ6595R camcar & left a note, nope, its not her number but a do park properly note.when herself parked in a non parking lot. 🤦‍♂️

Posted by SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Selasa, 1 Oktober 2019

1oct2019 mbs b4 carpark lady driver of mazda mx5 #SGT7168R parked left of volvo #SLJ6595R camcar & left a note, nope,…Posted by SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Dashcam footage posted on Facebook page SG Road Vigilante revealed that she had reversed her blue sports car into the space between the black sedan and a pillar.

It was a tight squeeze but she managed to pull it off. She then exited her car and snapped several photos of the Volvo before she left a note on its windscreen and walked away.

It turns out that the spot where she parked her car was not a parking lot — it had neither floor marking nor lot number.

Now that this driver’s folly is out there for all to see, will a traffic ticket come her way soon?

The woman had reversed her blue sports car into the space between the black sedan and a pillar. PHOTO: Facebook/SG Road Vigilante

While many netizens are amused by the parking blunder, a Facebook user, who also drives a Mazda two-seater, said it isn’t unreasonable for the female driver to mistake the space for a parking lot.

She wrote: “The ‘lot’ was once an actual lot. But when they widened the columns, one out of three lots was removed, they used dark grey paint to ‘remove’ the lot but the overhead indicators were never removed and it was lit up in green to indicate an empty lot.

“Because of how low the MX5 is, and the fact that they don’t come with seats with adjustable height, it can be hard to see the lines clearly, unless you’re very tall.” 

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A Rolls-Royce driver who blocked emergency vehicles’ access to a Beijing hospital after a row with security has apologised for her actions.

The woman, surnamed Shan, faced extensive criticism after footage of the incident went viral on social media.

She had tried to enter the Beijing Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital on Wednesday though an entrance reserved for ambulances and other emergency services when she was stopped by security.

She refused their request to use another entrance where vehicles were queuing to enter the car park and instead stayed put for over an hour.

She was later filmed arguing with police when they were called to the scene.

“You must be supportive of police work unconditionally!” the police officer was seen shouting at the woman.

“I don’t have the obligation to support police work unconditionally,” Shan replied. “I tell you I simply won’t move my car now.”

She eventually agreed to move the vehicle and was fined for illegal parking – then later issued a tearful public apology in a video interview with The Beijing News after footage of the incident started circulating on social media.

She said she was running late for an appointment and feared she was going to miss the chance to see a doctor.

She added that she had been feeling unwell and suspected she was pregnant.

“I made a mistake. I made a mistake indeed,” said the woman. “I shouldn’t have caused so much trouble to the security guard and police … I threw a tantrum and I apologise to everybody for my bad temper.”

She denied that she came from an influential and family background and that insisted her family ran a private business and the car was owned by a friend, but declined to give further information.

The incident follows the sacking of a police chief in Chongqing in southwest China after footage of a road rage incident involving his Porsche-driving wife prompted a public outcry.

Tong Xiaohua was also placed under investigation for possible violations of discipline after his wife Li Yue became involved in a physical confrontation with another motorist.

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Grab, Gojek cracking down on such apps, which also put customer data at risk

Some private-hire drivers here are using modified apps of ride-hailing firms such as Grab and Gojek to cheat the system.

Bootleg versions of these apps allow drivers to bypass verification, fake their location, cancel jobs without being penalised and, in some cases, view private customer information.

The New Paper understands that some drivers have been caught and penalised with warnings and suspensions.

Checks by TNP found a thriving online community dedicated to hacking and modifying these apps.

Some people are also offering their services on online forums and messaging apps to drivers who lack the technical expertise to do it themselves.

One such advertisement touted such services at a monthly rate of $350 for the Grab Driver app and $200 for the Gojek app.

PHOTO: Facebook/Boon Tat Tan

Last week, Facebook user Boon Tat Tan alleged that some Grab drivers were using hacked apps to cancel and decline rides without consequence, or collude to force a pricing surge for higher fares.

He told TNP that drivers like himself needed to work for more than 12 hours to earn $200 a day before factoring in other costs, but users of the modified apps could earn more while working fewer hours.

When contacted, Grab and Gojek said they were aware of such abuse, which they described as fraud.

A Grab spokesman said it takes fraud seriously and has dedicated data scientists focusing on anti-fraud efforts.

“We want to ensure fairness for all our driver-partners and will not hesitate to suspend bad actors who exhibit fraudulent behaviour on our platform,” the spokesman added.

A Gojek spokesman said it will take swift action such as suspending errant drivers and reporting them to the authorities.

Both firms did not reveal the number of drivers caught.

Cybersecurity firm Group-IB’s head of research and development Alexander Lazarenko warned that modified apps can compromise customer safety.

He said such apps not only unfairly benefit drivers by letting them cherry-pick passengers and jump the queue, but they could also lead to customers’ personal data being compromised, or malicious code being introduced to spy on them.

REVERSE ENGINEERED APPS

Though Grab and Gojek constantly update the apps to prevent abuse, there are ways to hack them again.

“It is relatively easy to reverse engineer an app now,” Mr Lazarenko said.

“Even if the source code is obfuscated, the app is not 100 per cent secure and resilient. Reverse engineering it is just a matter of time.”

He said the ride-hailing firms need to adopt solutions such as device fingerprinting and anti-fraud functionality to allow them to identify mobile devices with malicious apps.

Such functions would likely block access to all variations of the app except the most updated version.

The proliferation of bootleg apps has led Grab to offer its driver-partners up to US$1,000 (S$1,350) for information on fraud cases under its Fair Play Rewards Programme.

Mr James Ow Yong of Kalco Law warned that those who use or modify such apps could be breaking the law.

Modifying the apps to cancel rides without being detected or to spoof locations is an offence under the Computer Misuse Act that carries a fine of up to $10,000, jail for up to three years, or both, he said.

If the operator’s loss exceeds $10,000 within a year of the offence, the offender may face enhanced penalties of a fine of up to $50,000, jail for up to seven years, or both.

Those who illegally access protected data, such as phone numbers and payment details of customers, on the app can be fined up to $5,000, jailed for up to two years, or both.

If they accessed the information to commit an offence, they can be fined up to $50,000, jailed for up to 10 years, or both.

Mr Ow Yong said those who modified the app for others to break the law could be convicted of abetment and face similar penalties.

“While innocently appearing to ‘game’ the system, these actions can cause significant loss to service providers such as Grab and the public at large.

“It is in essence cheating and it is only a matter of time before the law catches up,” he added.

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All people are the same – this was the message that ex-Grab driver Fadhli Sahar was hoping to spread with his Facebook post that has since been shared over 3,400 times.

People have been praising him for his kindness after he told the story of the time he picked up three Bangladeshis who had been rejected by three drivers for being “smelly”.

In Fadhli’s June 25 post, he said when he first started driving as a private-hire driver for Grab, people told him to reject bookings from Bangladeshis as they were said to have body odour that would linger in his car.

One afternoon, he accepted a booking for a RM40 ride. When he arrived at the pick-up point, he saw three Bangladeshi workers who appeared to be security guards. Despite the negative stereotypes, he decided to pick them up.

Throughout the ride, Fadhli tried to adjust his air-conditioner settings and rolled down the window several times, attempting to get rid of his passengers’ body odour.

One of the passengers noticed Fadhli’s discomfort. He wrote, “He knew that something was wrong when he saw me. Sometimes, I covered my nose with my shirt, frequently lowered down the window and changed the (air-conditioner) mode… I think he knew that I was not comfortable with them.”

The Bangladeshi asked Fadhli repeatedly if he was comfortable with them in his car and shared that three other drivers had cancelled on them before he picked them up.

Believing that it would be rude and offensive to comment on body odour, Fadhli reassured them that he was okay and kept a positive attitude throughout the ride.

When they reached their destination, his passengers handed RM100 to him and refused to take the change.

Fadhli was stunned and immediately tried to return the amount to them. His customers at the time would normally tip him about one to two ringgit. To receive RM50 as a tip was unheard of.

The men told Fadhli to accept the tip as they were thankful for the ride. They also shared that it was a daily occurrence for drivers to reject them.

Fadhli summed up his post by advocating respect for everyone, saying “Even they are immigrants but they are still human. They have feelings, emotions and thoughts. Something that we must respect on all people.

“Until now, I don’t understand why some drivers are choosy about their passengers based on appearance. If it is your job, just get it done. All people (sic) are the same.”

Fadhli’s post garnered positive reactions and praise from Facebook users. Some private-hire drivers took the opportunity to share their own experiences.

Contrary to negative stereotypes that some may have of foreign workers, comments said that foreign workers were the most generous with tips.

Photo: Facebook/Fadhli Sahar
Photo: Facebook/Fadhli Sahar
“My contact who has driven for Grab says the biggest tip he got is RM40 from a Bangladeshi.”
Photo: Facebook/Fadhli Sahar

Others focused on spreading positivity and speaking out against xenophobic attitudes.

Photo: Facebook/Fadhli Sahar
Photo: Facebook/Fadhli Sahar
Photo: Facebook/Fadhli Sahar

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