2 who fled police roadblock drown after stolen car plunged into canal

KANGAR, 29 Sept 2020:

An attempt by two men to flee from a police roadblock at Jalan Lencongan Dua near here ended in tragedy when they died after the stolen car they were in skidded and plunged into an irrigation canal today.

Kangar District Police chief Supt Wari Kiew said in the 10am incident, the suspects – aged 21 and 25 – tried to escape in their Honda Civic car when pursued by police, but their vehicle skidded into a canal in the paddy fields in Kampung Ujong Batu, Utan Aji.

“Several villagers at the scene tried to save the suspects but both were confirmed dead by the medical officer who arrived at the scene.

“Checks on the registration number found that the car was reported to have been stolen in 2015,” he said when contacted today.

The victims’ remains were taken to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar for post-mortem and the case is being investigated under the Road Transport Act 1987.

Meanwhile in KUALA LUMPUR, a police corporal claimed trial in the magistrate’s court, here, today to a charge of failing to turn up for work for 50 consecutive days without a valid reason.

Mohamad Iskandar Mahusin, 36, was charged under Section 86 of the Police Act 1967 with being absent from work from June 23 to Aug 11 this year and could be punished under the same Act – which provides for a jail term of up to 12 months, if convicted.

The offence was allegedly committed at the Pudu police station, here.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor, Wan Ahmad Hakimi Wan Ahmad Jaafar offered bail of RM3,500 but Mohamad Iskandar who was not represented, asked for the bail to be reduced as he had been suspended from work and therefore did not get paid and had heart problems.

Magistrate Wong Chai Sia allowed bail of RM2,500 with one surety and set Nov 2 for case mention.

– Bernama