A former beauty queen and her friend were arrested after acting aggressively by punching a policeman and crashing into a roadblock on the Federal Highway early Thursday morning. The 29-year-old woman, who is believed to be drunk, was arrested while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya with her friend in the incident at 2:10 am.
Petaling Jaya District Police Chief, Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said, upon reaching the roadblock, the individual did not stop the vehicle, but instead continued to hit the roadblock. He said that the members of the police patrol car immediately chased and detained the suspect’s vehicle but the woman also punched the police officer who tried to arrest her.
“The woman was arrested and taken to the Petaling Jaya District Police Headquarters for further investigation,” Mohamad Fakhrudin said in a statement on Thursday, 8th July. He also said that further examination found that the two women were also found to be positive for drugs.
He added that, “The suspect was remanded for two days to assist in the investigation according to Section 26(2) of the Police Act, Section 353 of the Penal Code and Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.”
After the story of the former beauty queen’s arrest went viral, netizens speculated the identity of the woman who was only revealed to be a 29-year-old. Among the former beauty queens that were suspected by netizens who matches the age stated are Samantha Katie James, who was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2017. The speculation arose due to her previous controversy when she was caught in a fight in a drunken state at a bar. However, the speculation was debunked as the Malaysia former beauty queen was found active on her Instagram answering her fans’ questions when the incident happened.
Other former Malaysian beauty queens that were named were Brynn Lovett, Miss Universe Malaysia 2015, and Kimberley Leggett, Miss Universe Malaysia 2012. Both speculations on the two former beauty queens were also disproved as both were found innocent and were somewhere else during the incident.
It’s been revealed Kohinoor Damodaran Kaittiani was the beauty queen in question. Both she and her friend Quek Shen Tying, 33, pleaded not guilty at the magistrates’ court today. More details on her here.