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Serve the road bullies right, but the driver who knocked them down will be charged

I did meet a similar Chinese road bully case in Penang, who parked his car in the middle of the road to block my car and the whole road was jammed up. He accused me that I blocked his car in a junction where I was forced to stop my car at the junction due to traffic jam ahead.

I asked him to fight like a man if he wanted to take the law in his hand or make a police report on my car illegally stopped at the junction.

He chickened out and called in two Malay plaincloth policemen alleged to be his good friends to help him. I queried the policemen who is him to block out the whole road. The policemen ordered him to move away his car and closed the case instead of bring me to police station. No summons was issued to me for illegal parking on the junction.

`Road bullies’ run over on Penang Bridge
Bernard Cheah

GEORGE TOWN (June 1, 2013): A road bully case which occurred at around midnight on the Penang Bridge turned ugly when a speeding car rammed into the road bullies, killing one of them.

In the incident which occurred at about 12.30am, a Ford Ranger pick-up truck was said to be driven recklessly along the bridge as an Audi A6 car honked from behind.

The pick-up truck suddenly stopped in the middle lane at KM7.7 of the bridge island-bound, forcing the car behind to stop as well.

According to the passenger in the Audi, who declined to be named, three men came out from the truck and started to pull his friend, the driver of the car.

“One of the men started punching him and scolded my friend, while another friend tried to calm him down,” he said.

The passenger, a 50-year-old project manager who was travelling to Penang with his friend for a holiday, said a car then came speeding into the group of the three men, hitting them like bowling pins.

“One of them flew about 30 feet (10 metres) after being knocked down.

“We were shocked when the accident happened,” he told theSun over the phone.

According to the police report, one of the men, Phung Soon Lye, 39 died at the scene, while another – believed to be in critical condition – was sent to the Penang Hospital for treatment.

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