Tuesday June 5, 2012
Cop in coma after fleeing Mat Rempit hits him on the head
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
KLANG: A traffic policeman is fighting for his life after being hit on the head by a Mat Rempit attempting to escape a police roadblock.
Kpl Mustaghni Tabri, 48, who is in a coma, was hit with a helmet by the fleeing Mat Rempit while manning a roadblock along Jalan Bunga Raya, Taman Gembira, on Sunday.
He was part of an operation dubbed Ops Samseng Jalanan to apprehend Mat Rempit who regularly raced along the Shapadu Highway and the surrounding areas.
His daughter Khirunisa, 20, said the family want the culprit who injured her father,duly dealt with by the authorities soon.
“It's bad enough these Mat Rempit pose a danger to themselves and other motorists with their irresponsible antics, but now they are more brazen and are attacking policemen as well.
“My father wanted to help stop this menace, but now he is in a critical condition because of them,” said Khirunisa, who is Kpl Mustaghni's youngest daughter.
Her mother Norizan Shahidin, 52, was too distraught to talk to reporters.
“It's dangerous being a policeman, but my father loved his job and is very proud of his profession,” she said, adding that she was praying for her father to recover soon.
Officer-in-charge of the Selangor traffic police, Deputy Supt Azmi Mansor, said Kpl Mustaghni was part of a team that was on duty during the operations to curb the Mat Rempit menace in the area.
“We received numerous complaints about Mat Rempit racing along the Shapadu Highway and were conducting operations together with the Bukit Aman traffic police department to curb their activities.
“Kpl Mustaghni had arrested two suspected Mat Rempit at his post before he was hit on the head by a fleeing motorcyclist,” he said.
Bukit Aman traffic police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abd Aziz Yusof and his deputy Asst Comm Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff visited Kpl Mustaghni at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital yesterday.