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Police Seek ‘Mat Rempit’ Over Death Of Police Officer

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GEORGETOWN – The police are tracking down a motorcyclist, believed to be ‘mat rempit’ who rammed his machine into a policewoman during a traffic police operation in Johor yesterday, resulting in her death.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIGP) Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the police were conducting several operations and mounting roadblocks to nab the suspect.

In the incident, Inspector Margaret Tagum Anak Goen, 32, sustained head and body injuries when the motorcyclist struck her during the Ops Roda/Rempit at 58km Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing.

Tagum, of the Kluang traffic police branch, died at 12.45pm while undergoing treatment at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital (HEBHK) in Kluang.

“We take a serious view of the matter and the police will make appropriate action against those involved,” Noor Rashid told reporters after an investiture ceremony held in conjunction with the 77th birthday of Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas at Dewan Sri Pinang here today.

The DIGP was awarded the Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN) which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri’.

Meanwhile, Noor Rashid said the police were still investigating events that occurred during the Bersih 4 illegal rally last week.

“Many investigation papers have been opened, some under the Sedition Act, some under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and some for damaging public property,” he said.

On the stomping of pictures depicting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, he said the police were identifying those involved in the incident before a decision was taken. – BERNAMA

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