‘We don’t claim her’: Malaysians react to ‘Malaysia King,’ woman who attacked Uber driver in US

Coconuts KL
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Malaysians were quick to dissociate themselves from the American woman named Malaysia King, who was part of a group of passengers who harassed an Uber driver in San Francisco.

Soon after names of the 24-year-old and another accomplice were released to the public, Malaysians almost immediately jumped online to protect their country’s reputation, including comedian Ronny Chieng.

“Malaysia King does not represent the views of Malaysia,” the US-based comedian said today.

“Malaysia King has no relations to Malaysia,” another Twitter user @PrancingPapio chimed in, while @Hzm_mj said: “We don’t claim her.”

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King and two others were filmed on Monday attacking the Uber driver after he told one of them to put on a mask before starting his journey. The group was then heard coughing at him and yelling profanities. King was seen on the left of the video with a red mask tucked below her chin.

Police arrested her in Las Vegas yesterday. Arna Kimiai, the woman who sat behind the driver, has turned herself in. The remaining one has yet to be identified.

The driver, Subhakar Khadk, told reporters that the Monday incident was “unbearable.” Police also suspect that King may have pepper-sprayed Khadk’s vehicle.

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