Traffic Cops Pulled A Woman Over For Using Her Phone. She Was Actually Holding A MILO Box
A bunch of traffic cops took the cautionary phrase "don't drink and drive" to a whole new level when they ordered a woman to pull over... because she was holding a box of MILO
Red FM DJ JayDee Lok definitely did not expect to be stopped by the police, let alone be accused of using her phone while driving. The cops even refused to accept her explanation - that she was holding a MILO box instead of her phone, which was in her bag.
This happened at noon. I was on the flyover from Subang heading towards the NKVE/Subang Airport when I saw a police officer hiding behind a lamppost, so I already knew there'd be a road block, but I didn't think I'd get pulled over.
They INSISTED that I had been using my phone. So I said in Malay, "Look, my phone is in my bag. I'm holding a box of Milo," and for a good six minutes I had to argue with them about how it's not a crime to hold a box of Milo and they kept saying that I would have put my phone in the bag after seeing the cop behind the pillar. Ugh.
As the conversation was going nowhere (inclusive of a mind-boggling reply from one of the cops), JayDee called the cops out for their false accusations and demanded "proof" of her "wrongdoing"
So I go, "Sumpah, I tak pegang handphone tadi. Ni Milo tau. I baru nak minum, tengah pegang straw (I swear I wasn't using my mobile. Look at my Milo - I was juuuust about to drink it. Look, I'm still holding the straw.)," and one of them said, "Jangan sumpah-sumpah semua. You sumpah banyak sangat, sebab tu you kat sini. (Stop swearing! All your swearing is what got you here.)" What?
After a while I get thoroughly annoyed (and was running late for work) so I go, "Eh ni memang fitnah lah. I tak pegang handphone langsung. Fitnah!!! Where is your proof? Do you want me to call a lawyer? You ingat I tak tau undang-undang perjalanan? (This is a false accusation. I'm not holding my phone at all. Where is your proof? Do you want me to call a lawyer? Do you think I'm ignorant to road rules?)"
Visibly infuriated by her unwillingness to give into their demands, one of the cops proceeded to contact their "member" who was standing behind pillar and alleged to have seen JayDee "use her phone". He confirmed it.
So a second policeman yells, "You nak proof?! Kita call skarang member kita kat sana tu! Dia nampak! Dia boleh konfirm! (You want proof?! We're going to call our friend over there. He SAW you! He'll confirm it!)"
Then they walkie-talkied the police man that was standing behind the lamppost and he says, "Ya. Pakai handphone. Tangan kiri. (Yes, I saw her using her phone. Using her left hand.)"
That set JayDee off on a long rant, poking holes in their story and asking questions they didn't have answers to until they got fed up and let her go. But not before giving her a very ominous word of caution, "When you get into an accident and die, just remember it's because you were being dishonest to us."
And I'm like "Iye laaaaaa I tengah pegang Milo dalam tangan kiri! Tanya dia - handphone warna apa?? Hijau??? Handphone I bukan hijau. Ni tidak adil!!! I nak panggil lawyer. Korang tak boleh saman I sebab pegang Milo... (Obviously he can see me holding my MILO in my left hand right now! Ask him - what colour was my phone??? Was it green??? My mobile's not green!! This isn't fair. I'm going to call a lawyer. You can't fine me for holding Milo...)"
Finally they get fed up and they tell me, "Okey. Pergi lah. Kalau you ingat you memang jujur, you drive je la. Nanti you kena accident atau mati, haaa itu sebab you ingat you jujur sangat. (Okay. Go if you want. If you think you're really being honest, just drive away. When you get into an accident and die, just remember it's because you were being dishonest to us.)"
I wished him Salam Ramadhan and drove off.
The incident was documented in a Facebook post, which has been shared more than 1,500 times since it was posted yesterday (2 July), with more than 100 comments on the cops' unprofessional conduct.
One of the commenters actually pointed out that not having both hands on the wheel is a misdemeanour on its own, which Jaydee said wasn't even remarked on by the cops who stopped her.
A few people contributed their two cents on what JayDee (and everybody else) should do when confronted with a situation like this
Some even relayed their own experiences of being pulled over by cops acting suspiciously, particularly one that was almost similar to JayDee's - the person in question was stopped for allegedly using their phone while their friend was sitting there - in full view - without their seatbelt on