Remember the viral incident involving a girl accusing a Gojek driver with ‘kidnapping’? Investigations by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) against the driver has been concluded.
In a tip-off to Observer+ early this morning (May 6), Gojek driver Kamaruzzaman Abdul Latiff has received a 12-month conditional stern warning from LTA.
Driver will not be prosecuted in court
According to the LTA letter seen by Observer+ dated today (May 6), Kamaruzzaman was investigated for 3 alleged offences:
LTA said: “After careful consideration of the facts of the case as diclosed through investigations, we have decided to serve you with a stern warning on the condition that you maintain good conduct.”
According to LTA, Kamaruzzaman will have to maintain a clean record for the next 12 months from the date of the letter or his “vocational licence will be liable for revocation.”
A stern warning is not a conviction of an offence and is not a criminal record.
Background of case
On Jan 30 this year, Kamaruzzaman uploaded on Facebook a seven-minute video of his ride with passenger Jovina Choi who accused him of taking her hostage.
According to reports at the time, the passenger got upset with Kamaruzzaman along the Central Expressway (CTE) because she was not satisfied with the driver’s decision to take a route that has an ERP (toll).
The ride took place on Jan 29.
The passenger then accused the driver of kidnap, which prompted Kamaruzzaman to take a detour and proceed to a nearby police station instead so both parties can settle the matter.