Four days in remand for Hilux driver in Baling crash


BALING: Police have obtained a four-day remand order for a female driver involved in the fatal crash which killed a senior police officer and his wife in Baling yesterday morning.

Magistrate Mohd Izmi Ibrahim granted the remand order for the 37-year-old woman this morning when she was brought before him at Baling magistrate’s court.

Baling police chief Superintendent Shariffudin Yusof said the woman is being detained under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for administering drugs into own body.

She could face up to RM5,000 in fine or a maximum two years’ jail upon conviction.

It was reported that the woman was detained yesterday after testing positive of methamphetamine, based on preliminary urine test.

In the 7.15am incident, the Baling district police Narcotics Investigation Department head and his wife were killed, while their four young children were injured in an accident involving three vehicles at a junction in Kampung Teluk Teduri.

Assistant Superintendent Mohd Noor Mat Yaub, 38 and wife Suriya Abd Rahman, 37, died at the scene due to multiple injuries in the 7.15am accident.

It is believed the incident occurred while Mohd Noor was driving his wife, a teacher at SK Teluk Teduri, and their four children, aged between six and 11, to school there.

It is understood that all four children suffered multiple injuries in the crash. The couple’s fifth child, a toddler, was not in the vehicle.

Mohd Noor, who was driving a Perodua Myvi, was traveling from Baling to Kupang when his car was rear-ended by a Toyota Hilux as he was slowing down to make a right turn near Kampung Teluk Teduri.

The impact hurled the Myvi into the opposite lane, where it was rammed into by a Honda City.

The remains of Mohd Noor and Suriya had been laid to rest at their hometown in Kampung Buluh, Tanah Merah in Kelantan yesterday evening.