KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Datuk Lokman Noor Adam will be charged today, believing this to be linked to his police report in relation to a fatal road rage incident in Bangi, Selangor.
The Umno politician said he is expected to be charged under Section 505 of the Penal Code.
Section 505 is the offence of statements conducing to public mischief, and involves the making or publishing or circulating of any statement, rumour or report which would lead to public mischief.
It comes with a penalty of up to two years’ jail or fine or both.
Lokman said he believed that the charge that he will be facing is due to his police complaint against the inspector-general of police and the investigating officer in the Bangi road rage case, where he had questioned the alleged viralling of a screenshot from video footage of the incident.
“Instead of finding who is the person who leaked the video and screenshot, they charge me,” he told Malay Mail.
Lokman confirmed he is currently at the Shah Alam court complex.
He said he was asked to present himself at the Dang Wangi police headquarters yesterday at 10.30am, where he was briefly arrested and released on bail and told he would be charged today.
Lokman was not a driver involved in the road rage incident.
The road rage incident took place on August 10, which resulted in the death of Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Shakir.
Syed Muhammad Danial reportedly had an altercation with another driver after knocking into the latter’s car, with the two cars later reportedly engaged in a car chase.
Various media reports cited witnesses breaking up a fight between the two drivers at the Bandar Baru Bangi interchange, and that Syed Muhammad Danial had hit the other car with a baseball bat and was then struck by the car that shifted forward.
Syed Muhammad Danial had reportedly died while being given treatment after he was rushed to the Nilai Medical Centre.
On August 13, police had launched an investigation on Lokman over his alleged remarks about the road rage case in a video clip that was shared on social media.
Lokman today said the footage of the road rage incident was recorded by the wife of the other driver involved, and said his previous police report against the police had questioned the alleged leak of a screenshot — that showed Syed Muhammad Danial holding the bat — from the video.
On August 22, 41-year-old Yew Wei Liang was charged in the Kajang Magistrate’s Court with causing 29-year-old Syed Muhammad Danial’s death at KM 293.6 of the North-South (Kuala Lumpur-Seremban) Expressway between 1pm and 2pm on August 10.
The murder charge under the Penal Code is punishable by a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.