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Mat rempit's FB post leads cop's hubby to suspect revenge

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The husband of a traffic policewoman who was killed when a ‘mat rempit’ rammed his motorcycle into her during a traffic operation in Johor on Sunday, suspects revenge as the motive behind her death.

Margaret Tagum Goen’s husband, Kem Mahkota army officer Leon Bahak, 37, said: “I suspect an element of revenge on the part of a ‘mat rempit’ gang against my wife.

“I read a posting on Facebook which had been uploaded by a member of the social media that he was satisfied with Margaret’s death as she had confiscated his motorcycle before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“I urge the authorities to take stern and appropriate action against those responsible for my wife’s death.”

He was speaking to Bernama when met at his wife’s home in Kampung Bogag, Jalan Srikin near in Bau.

In the 2.40am incident, the motorcyclist crashed into Inspector Tagum, 32, at the 58km Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing.

The policewoman, who was attached to the Kluang traffic police branch, died while undergoing treatment at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Kluang.

Leon said the last time he spoke to his wife was at about midnight on the night of the incident.

Tagum’s father, Goen Raip, a retired police officer, said his daughter was a responsible and friendly person.

He said the last time he and his wife met her was when she returned to celebrate Gawai Day last June.

Persatuan Kebangsaan Dayak Bidayuh president Ik Pahon Joyik, who was also Tagum’s uncle, said despite the loss, the family was proud that Tagum was killed in the line of duty.

- Bernama

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