Two men travelling in a Singapore-registered Audi became embroiled in a physical altercation with the driver of a Malaysia-registered vehicle near Tuas Checkpoint yesterday around 5pm. An eyewitness claims that the Singapore commuters “physically attacked” the Malaysia driver during the dispute.
Sharing a video of the incident, netizen Lizzy recounted: “A bus had broken down on the first lane at Tuas Checkpoint. As a gracious driver, the white Hyundai Starex driver signalled to indicate a lane change. Most cars on the second lane practised the ‘1-in-1-out’ rule to allow cars on the first lane to merge and overtake the bus, except for the blue Audi.”
Instead of following the other vehicles, the passengers of the Audi allegedly escalated the situation. Lizzy shared: “The Audi driver and his passenger stepped out of their car and started to physically attack the Hyundai driver. It was unfortunate that the Hyundai driver did not lock his doors.
“I was utterly shocked at the behaviour of my fellow Singaporeans! I would have intervened but being a female, I was in an inferior position.”
The video shows two men accosting the Malaysia driver after flinging his unlocked doors open. One man can be seen aggressively prodding the Malaysia driver repeatedly.
Lizzy shared that one of the two women who were travelling with the Singapore men tried to intervene and break up the altercation: “She was trying to stop the two men, while the young woman at the back of the Audi was anxiously looking from the rear window – I guess she was embarrassed.”
When she reached Tuas customs, Lizzy allegedly got in touch with the Malaysia driver, an Indian man who apparently confirmed that he was physically attacked and hurt: “I managed to get in touch with the Hyundai driver, an old Indian uncle, at the Tuas customs. My intention was to share the video in case he wanted to make a report.
“He confirmed that he was physically attacked and mentioned that his left ear was slightly painful. However, as he has a angmoh passenger on board, he was in a rush and seemed reluctant to pursue the matter. He also wanted to avoid trouble as he frequently enters SG-JB.
“No one called the police as the road traffic was bad. And since the Hyundai driver did not want to pursue it, I doubt there is anything much we can do. Poor old man.”
Sharing that she was “utterly disgusted” by the behaviour of the Singapore commuters, Lizzy said, “I hope, through this footage, they will reflect upon their behaviour and stop being road bullies!”
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