According to NST, cops are conducting an investigation into a viral video posted yesterday of a traffic policeman executing a martial arts-style kick on a motorcyclist and causing him to crash at Jalan Temple in Sibu.
Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail stated that the footage, which has been widely shared on social media, was recorded by a random netizen while a team of traffic policemen were conducting a spot check on motorcycles at about 12.15 pm.
The traffic personnel was caught on camera kicking the motorcyclist when he decided to make a sudden U-turn as he was approaching the police.
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Apparently, the motorcyclist did not have a licence, and his road tax had expired. Aidi Ismail informed that the motorcyclist will be issued a fine for riding against the flow of traffic and also modifying his machine’s exhaust pipe.
As for the traffic officer, the police are conducting internal investigations as the motorcyclist involved declined to lodge a report. Aidi Ismail also stated that stern action will be taken against the officer if he is found guilty.
“So far, we are investigating the matter. Action will be taken if the officer is found to have been negligent in his actions and acted aggressively while carrying out his duties,” he said.