Angry passenger stabs M'sian bus driver

A woman passenger on a Penang bus blew her top on Monday morning and stabbed a bus driver several times after he didn't stop the bus exactly where she wanted him to. 

The 27-year-old driver may now lose his right leg because of the injuries.

The knife is believed to have punctured the main vein on his leg, reported The Star.

The woman fled the scene but was arrested 24 hours later.

Aisyamudin Yaacob, who only started work two months ago, was driving the bus when the incident took place at about 6.50am on Monday at Bukit Paya Terubong 

RapidPenang group communications and strategic marketing head Rafidah Abdul Karim said the bus was practically empty “except for the attacker and an Indonesian woman”.

“Apparently, the woman wanted Aisyamudin to stop the vehicle by the roadside, before the designated bus stand.When Aisyamudin did not, the woman got angry.”

RapidPenang group communications and strategic marketing head Rafidah Abdul Karim.​

“Aisyamudin managed to hit the panic button that informed the command centre of the attack,” she said.

Another RapidPenang bus passing the scene minutes later stopped to help, said Rafidah at the Penang Hospital where Aisyamudin was admitted. 

“Aisyamudin told the driver of the other bus what had happened before losing consciousness. His colleague then alerted the police and called the ambulance,” she said.

The driver is still unconscious and in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital, reported The Star on Tuesday morning. ​

Police arrested a 48-year old woman at around 7.30 am on Tuesday, at a bus stop along Jalan Paya Terubong, right before she attempted to board a RapidPenang bus. A knife was also recovered.