Traffic police asked tourists to pay RM100

IPOH: The police have identified their members who were involved in a viral incident when they asked for money from a couple of tourists from the United Kingdom (UK) who are also YouTube social media influencers to settle a traffic offense suit.

Perak Police Chief, Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri who confirmed the matter said, he will issue a media statement soon.

At the same time, he also acknowledged that the couple had come forward to cooperate and contact the police with further information about it to be provided through a media release in the near future.

“It has been (identified), later I will give a media release,” he said simply when contacted this morning.

Mohd Yusri was asked for confirmation when the couple of tourists from the UK, known as the ‘UK Van Lifers’, uploaded a message on the social media site ‘X’, last night that they had been in contact with the Malaysian police and were ready to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.

Yesterday morning, Mohd Yusri said the Perak Police were waiting for Bukit Aman’s instructions for further investigation into the case and it had been referred to the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT), besides stating that the police officers involved were being identified.

It needs to first determine in which area the incident actually took place, whether within the state of Perak.

The investigation is conducted in accordance with Section 384 of the Penal Code and Section 17 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

On Sunday, the media reported that the Bukit Aman Police were investigating a viral video showing a traffic policeman allegedly taking RM100 from two foreign tourists on the pretext of settling a summon for driving over the speed limit.
Earlier, through a 50-second video spread on the X platform, the tourist couple from the United Kingdom was sued by the traffic police for allegedly driving over the speed limit.

When asked what they should do, the police said they could settle the RM300 summons at a nearby police station or pay him RM100 at the location.

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