TMJ calls police to continue investigation on assault against disabled e-hailing driver

JOHOR regent Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has urged the police to thoroughly probe an incident where one of his police escorts allegedly assaulted a disabled e-hailing driver.

In a post on X, Tunku Ismail also urged all parties to allow the authorities to complete its probe into the case.

“I do not condone any illegal action or intimidation. I hope the authorities will take action in accordance with the law and give the victim justice.

“I am also aware that there is a movement to drag the royal institution using this incident, but to link the actions of an external security personnel with myself and the entire royal institution is uncalled for,” he said in his post.

Tunku Ismail was referring to a now deleted news post on one of his escort altercation with a disabled e-hailing driver who were said to recanted his report after receiving a settlement of RM800.

The incident sparked a backlash in the social media with Pasir Gudang MP Hasan Karim and PAS Secretary-General Datuk Takiyuddin Hasan urging the police to continue their probe on the matter.

The Johor regent said it is unfair to drag down the royal institution using the incident.

“With this, I urge all quarters to allow the authorities to carry out the investigation. I am also aware that there is a movement to drag the royal institution by using this incident, but to link the actions of an external security personnel with myself and the entire royal institution is uncalled for.” he said. –TMR