5 Facts To Know About The Woman Who Threatened An MPSJ Officer With A Steering Lock
She faces two years in prison if charged and convicted.
A video of a woman yelling at a Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) officer while threatening him with a steering lock has been widely circulating since Thursday, 7 September. Watch:
1. The incident, which took place on 6 September, occurred when the woman's car was clamped by the MPSJ officer after she had parked it illegally in front of a food outlet
In the video, the woman can be seen constantly yelling at the officer, waving the steering lock in her hand in order to intimidate the officer.
However, the MPSJ officer, who did not lose his temper, continued to remain calm throughout the situation, trying to reason with the woman.
The incident was reported to have happened in Bandar Puteri Puchong at 1pm.
2. The woman claimed that she was buying a meal for her disabled husband. "Is that wrong? Apa salah saya (what is my offence)", she can be heard yelling in the video.
To which the officer explained to her that while it's not wrong to buy a meal, she had indiscriminately parked her car.
"It's not wrong to buy a meal. But, you parked at the wrong spot," he said.
To which the woman retorted saying that she had nowhere else to park and that she had bought her food quickly, so why did he clamp her car.
3. When the MPSJ officer asked the woman to show proof (OKU card) in order to qualify to park there and to verify her claims, the woman failed to produce any sort of proof
While the woman's car had the OKU (disabled) sticker, the woman admitted that it was her husband who is disabled. However, he was not around at the time of the incident.
The woman continued to yell at the officer, saying, "We must understand that the OKU do not have time, and I am helping the OKU, don’t you understand?"
4. Her car was eventually towed to an MPSJ depot in Puchong and at 2.45pm her husband went to the depot and paid the fine. He also apologised for his wife's behaviour.
MPSJ deputy president Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali was quoted by The Malay Mail, saying that his men were forced to call for additional help from the police and the husband of the woman as she refused to budge after the council officers called a tow truck.
She only exited the car after her husband showed up and persuaded her. He paid RM190 for the compound fine and towing costs.
5. The case is now being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for Criminal Intimidation, which carries a maximum two years' jail or fine or both, if convicted
According to a report in NST Online, Serdang district police chief assistant Commissioner Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias said that the MPSJ officer had lodged a police report at about 7pm yesterday.