TWO MEN UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR FIGHTING WITH MOTORCYCLE HELMETS AT WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT
On 3 May 2023 at 12.05am, the Police received a report of a video showing two men fighting with motorcycle helmets at Woodlands Checkpoint. The incident is believed to have taken place on 28 April 2023. With the assistance from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the identities of the two men, aged 32 and 47, involved were established. They were both detained while entering Singapore on 3 May 2023.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the fight stemmed from queue-cutting along the viaduct leading to the departure motorcycle zone at Woodlands Checkpoint. Following that, both men allegedly pushed their motorcycles against each other before getting off their motorcycles and fighting with their helmets.
The Police have zero tolerance towards acts of violence which disturb the public peace. Both men are being investigated for the offence of affray under Section 267B of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment for a term of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
05 May 2023 @ 12:00 PM
Tensions and frustrations can get understandably high during traffic jams at the Singapore and Malaysia Causeway, more so when it takes a few hours to get from one side to the other.
And when frustrations boil over, it’s almost inevitable for tempers to flare and sparks to fly, which was what happened when two men were filmed going at it and fighting with each other at Woodlands Checkpoint, smashing each other with their motorcycle helmets.
The video, which was originally posted on TikTok, was shared on Facebook on the Malaysia-Singapore Border Crossers (MSBC) 马新过境者 Facebook group.
In the short 10-second video, a man wearing a blue jacket was seen swinging his motorcyclist helmet at a long-haired man wearing a purple shirt.
The man in blue had swung the helmet so hard that it bounced off the other man’s head and fell onto the ground, and he then threw another punch at the long haired man.
The long haired man then picked himself back up from cowering and ducking his opponent’s blows, and saw that the man in blue was picking up his helmet.
He then attacked the man in blue and this time, it was the long haired man who lost his helmet in the fight, and the two men then continued tussling in the middle of the road in the midst of the crowd of motorcyclists.
The long haired man then pulled the man in blue’s jacket over his head and dragged him to the side fo the road, before the video cuts off.