A one-day trip to Malaysia turned ugly for a Singaporean couple after they were stopped by the local traffic police in front of the Johor Bahru checkpoint.
On their way back to Singapore, they were stopped and the traffic police accused the couple of running the red lights twice. The officer later took the wallet of the Singaporean man and directly took out the money to pay the “fine”.
The victim told Shin Min Daily that she and her husband encountered the above situation in Johor Bahru at about 4PM on Thursday (September 29).
She said that she travelled to Malaysia often and they were there to have a meal and take away some food back to Singapore.
When they were stopped by the traffic Police they expected it to be an inspection but it turned out to be a “shakedown”.
The traffic police accused the couple of running the red light twice at a certain intersection.
The couple was stopped at an overpass, surrounded by quiet surroundings, and asked her husband to get out of the car to negotiate.
She said the traffic police asked her husband to pay a fine of 500 ringgits (about S$154).
“At that time, the husband only had RM200 (about S$61) in his wallet. After giving it to the traffic police, the traffic police suddenly took his wallet, took two S$50, and put the money in the record book, and then leave.”
The incident was alerted to the Police chief and the implicated officer was merely transferred and still allowed to keep his job as a Police.
With this punishment really boleh! Lim bei clap for you.