Police detain M'sian woman who attacked elderly man's car
Police have detained the woman in Monday's Kuantan road bully case for investigations for criminal intimidation and mischief.
In a YouTube video that has gone viral, Ms Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin was seen spewing verbal abuse at an old man and repeatedly hammering his vehicle with a steering lock after he hit her brand new Peugeot.
The 30-year-old woman went to the police station on Thursday after being summoned and was detained, reported The Star.
Police did not say how long she would be held but revealed that the woman had thrown the steering lock away "somewhere in Kuantan".
Ms Siti Fairrah, also known as Kiki, has been receiving a torrent of criticism online for her bad behaviour.
Her Facebook page has been flooded with angry remarks, and netizens have dug up her details and revealed them online.
In an interview with The Star, Ms Siti Fairrah said she had apologised to Mr Sim Siak Heong, 67.
"I even met his wife and hugged her. The uncle accepted my apology and told me not to do that anymore," she said.
Her side of the story
She took it one step further with a public apology on four radio stations on Thursday during which she cried and asked the public to forgive her.
Dubbed by the radio stations as “her side of the story”, Kiki made a teary apology to Sim and urged the public to forgive her for what she had done.
“Uncle, I’m very sorry for what I did. I like to say sorry to aunty and your family and I’m genuinely apologising as it was my fault,” Kiki said on air on Era.fm, during a telephone interview with Sim.
Sim, a Catholic, forgave her and said: “My religion teaches me to forgive those who do wrong. Please, don’t think I’m going to press charges against you. I forgive you.”
The radio stations, however, have been criticised by its listeners for interviewing Ms Siti Fairrah.
The Rakyat Post reported that Facebook user Vrinda Nair had posted on Hitz.fm's page: "This is really unnecessary hitz.fm!! Nobody needs to hear her side of the story."
"I’m sure many of us have been in her situation and we know better to handle it well rather than doing what she did."
Sources: The Star, The Rakyat Post
Read an earlier report on the road rage incident here.
Read an earlier report on her apology here.
If you missed the video, watch it below.