Fatal crash, race called off

Fatal crash, race called off

KUALA NERUS: A fatal crash led to the immediate suspension of a drag car race in Gong Badak here.

The Battle of The King (BOTK) 2022 at the Terengganu Race Track in Gong Badak near here was stopped immediately after one of its participants, identified as Apeh Jamal, died after crashing into a tree.

The incident was announced by the BOTK 2022 organisers, MUSC Motorsport, on their official Facebook page.

According to the organiser, the race series, which was supposed to end today, was suspended immediately to show respect for the victim and his family.

“MUSC offers our condolences to Apeh Jamal and his family.

“As a mark of respect, the management, all programme partners and drag teams have decided to postpone the BOTK2022 event to a date to be announced later,” read the statement to Bernama.

Apeh Jamal, whose real name is Muhamad Hafez Jamal Jamaludin, died from serious injuries after he lost control of his drag car, which crashed into a tree near the track.

Meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur, a man was arrested for allegedly provoking and obstructing police officers at Taman Koperasi Polis Phase 2.

Sentul district police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said the 44-year-old man was nabbed after police received a report from the public about the man giving a speech with a loudspeaker and obstructing traffic at about 5.45pm yesterday.

He said upon arrival at the scene, police found that the man was holding a stick attached to a political party’s flag and campaigning for the 15th General Election.

“We advised the individual to leave, but he refused and acted provocatively.

“The individual was released today, and the case is being investigated under Sections 186 and 283 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement yesterday.

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