SHAH ALAM – Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari has handed over to the police to conduct a detailed investigation into the death of a man at the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway believed to be due to a road rage incident.

Amirudin said he was optimistic that there would be no racial element in the issue.

“Such acts of injustice are unacceptable to the community no matter which race did it,” he said.

“I hope there is no element of racism and that it is important that such acts of violence should be fought or opposed by all parties everywhere,” he added.

He said this when met by the media after the Aidiladha Hari Raya Celebration at Dato’ Menteri Besar’s official residence on 12 August.

The incident happened at about 1.40 pm on 10 August at Kilometer 239 Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway, near the New Bangi City line.

Selangor Criminal Investigations Chief, Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said the motive for the incident was from the issue of road accidents and had nothing to do with racial issues.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased’s car had hit the back of the suspect’s car which had resulted in a chase and chase incident.

“Both individuals then stopped after the intersection of Bandar Baru Bangi. A fight ensued between the suspect and the deceased. Some of the other drivers also stopped and had calmed them down. Finally, each had returned to their respective vehicles,” he said.

“But the unhappy deceased got out of the car with a baseball bat and hit the front of the suspect’s car. The suspect was driving the car in a hurry and collided with the deceased,” he added.

“The victim was trapped between the suspect’s car and the divider. He was taken to Nilai Medical Center and passed away while being treated.”

According to the report, people with information about the incident were asked to contact the investigating officer by calling 016-406 4202, or by contacting the nearest police station.