Police rule out criminal elements in Balakong rep’s death

Kajang police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof denies allegation that traces of oil on road caused accident. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have ruled out any criminal element in the death of Balakong assemblyman Ng Tien Chee, who was killed in a road accident early today.

Kajang district police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said there was no evidence to show any sabotage or other criminal elements in the case.

“I was at the scene of the accident early today. Based on my observation and the information from the investigating officer, there is no criminal element.

“The allegation that there were traces of oil on the road and this probably caused the accident is not true.”

Ng died about 12.30am after the Nissan X-Trail vehicle he was driving from Kuala Lumpur to Kajang crashed into the rear of the truck at Km11.7 of the Grand Saga Expressway.

Dzaffir said a motorist proceeding in the middle lane of the highway told police that Ng had overtaken his car.

Soon after that, Ng was unable to avoid a road sweeper truck on the right lane and slammed into the left rear of the vehicle.

Dzaffir said Ng’s body was sent to the Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem.