In News 1, the BN controlled State of Johor’s council is at fault but the police sides with the council by intimidating the victim’s husband accusing the husband for recklessness.”
In News 2, the police pretends to be investigating the killer of an innocent factory worker.
Wednesday June 3, 2009
Hairdresser killed in pothole mishap
JOHOR BARU: A 36-year-old hairdresser was killed when she fell off a motorcycle which hit a pothole.
Lee Nyam Kan was riding pillion on a motorcycle ridden by her husband when the rear tyre punctured as it went over the pothole, causing both of them to lose balance and fall.
Lee, who was wearing a helmet, died of head injuries on the spot.
Lai Nyok Lim, a 48-year-old bus driver who works in Singapore, said he was sending his wife to work in Larkin when the accident occurred at Jalan Kempas Lama at 10.10am on Friday.
Lai sustained minor injuries on his left arm and leg. Lee was cremated on Sunday.
Lai, who has a six-year-old daughter, sought the assistance of Skudai assemblyman Dr Boo Cheng Hau on the matter.
Dr Boo urged the Johor Baru City Council and the Public Works Department ato seriously look into the matter, as this was not the first time a death had been caused by a pothole.
Johor Baru (North) deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Akhir Ishak said Lee died of head injuries and police are investigating the case under Section 41(1) Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
He said Lee’s helmet could have become loose and fallen off when she hit the ground.
He added that the pothole was less than a foot deep.
Two years ago, Tan Cheng Ming, 20, fell from his motorcycle and died later from head injuries after running over a pothole in Jalan Daya, Taman Daya on Aug 17.
On Feb 27 last year, Koh Siang Lee, 63, was badly injured when she fell through an uncovered manhole into a metre-deep drain during a Chingay parade. She died of her injuries nine days later.
|Woman knocked down by patrol car
JOHOR BARU (June 3, 2009) : A factory worker was killed when she was knocked down by a police patrol car at Km6, Jalan Kluang near Batu Pahat on Tuesday night.Ong Sing Hua, 49, who sustained head injuries and broke her left arm, died at the scene, Batu Pahat deputy police chief Supt Azman Abd’lah said today.
He said the patrol car driven by a constable was trailing a bus when the accident occurred at 8.10pm.
“We believe Ong failed to notice the patrol car when she crossed the road just after the bus had passed. The constable failed to avoid her in the middle of the road,” said Azman.
He said the 28-year-old constable had been relieved of patrol duty pending investigations into the accident.
Meanwhile, Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said a senior officer from the state police contingent headquarters had been tasked with the investigation. — Bernama
|Updated: 09:51PM Wed, 03 Jun 2009|