A recent video capturing a group of motorcyclists surrounding a Singapore-registered car at the Second Link land crossing has sent shockwaves across social media.
This article delves into the incident that occurred on January 5, 2024, shedding light on the alleged road violation, the confrontation, and the aftermath that ensued.
The Alleged Road Incident
According to Shin Min Daily News, the car in question allegedly used the lorry lane to “cut queue,” nearly endangering a motorcyclist and his pregnant wife riding pillion. The incident unfolded at approximately 6:30 pm at the Second Link towards Johor, Malaysia.
The SG Road Vigilante – SGRV Facebook page uploaded a video capturing the intense confrontation. Numerous motorcyclists surrounded the Singapore-registered car, berating its driver.
The exchange, predominantly in Chinese with profanities in dialect, revealed accusations of attempted harm, resulting in a tense standoff.
The video depicts a standoff lasting an hour, with honking from other vehicles as onlookers tried to navigate around the commotion.
The commotion eventually caught the attention of law enforcement, leading to the arrival of the police who diffused the situation and escorted both parties away.
A witness, identified as Huang, a 27-year-old customer service officer, recounted the incident to Shin Min. He stated that the car blocked the path of a motorcyclist by using the lorry lane.
The confrontation escalated when the motorcyclist knocked on the car’s door, and the driver allegedly changed direction, nearly causing an accident.
Huang described the motorcyclist’s agitation, emphasizing that the rider had his pregnant wife riding pillion, leading to abrasions due to the accident. Angered by the situation, Huang and the motorcyclist confronted the car driver, escalating the standoff.
The car driver, identified as Li, a 35-year-old self-employed man, spoke to Shin Min and presented his side of the story. He explained that he used the lorry lane to expedite customs clearance due to his unwell wife in the car. Li claimed innocence, stating he heard a banging sound but did not turn his car or attempt to harm anyone.
Li asserted that he negotiated a settlement with the motorcyclist at the Malaysian checkpoint, paying RM200 (around S$57).
He described himself as the “real victim,” citing threats and harassment after the video’s online upload, forcing him into seclusion.