Sam Ke Ting, 27, was sentenced to 6 years in jail on April 13 for inflicting the deaths of eight teenage bikers. The incident, referred to as the “Basikal Lajak” case, occurred 5 years in the past. At 3 AM, Sam was driving down a route in Johor when she crashed with the group. The girl was acquitted twice at Justice of the Peace’s Court docket. The choice of the Johor Bahru Excessive Court docket, nonetheless, was overruled. Sam Te’s six-year imprisonment, in addition to an RM6,000 high-quality, started Tuesday. Nonetheless, many Malaysians, together with native celebrities, are upset by the choice.
After the prosecution received their second attraction in opposition to the Justice of the Peace’s Court docket judgment to acquit and dismiss the 27-year-old girl in October, Excessive Court docket Choose Datuk Abu Bakar Katar made the judgment. On February 18, 2017, Sam was charged with reckless or hazardous driving after eight cyclists had been killed on Jalan Lingkaran Dalam in Johor Baru. Sam was additionally sentenced to 6 months in jail if she didn’t pay an RM6,000 high-quality, in addition to being barred from driving for 3 years after her jail sentence was accomplished.
In his ruling, Abu Bakar said that the Justice of the Peace’s Court docket erred by failing to rule on the respondent’s protection with out having the respondent testify beneath oath. In her protection, Sam, a clerk, mentioned that she didn’t see the group of cyclists on the scene of the incident and there have been different automobiles that hit the deceased bicycles and drove away. It’s reported that this model had by no means been raised by the respondent through the prosecution case.
Earlier than sentencing the girl, the decide mentioned that she ought to have pushed fastidiously as a substitute of driving quick which finally induced the incident, and added that she ought to have realized that the world’s lightning was not brilliant. Sam was discovered responsible of inflicting demise by careless driving beneath Part 41(1) of the Highway Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) when she rammed into a bunch of youths driving modified bicycles on Jalan Lingkaran Dalam in Johor Bahru at 3:30 AM on February 18, 2017.
The Excessive Court docket’s determination has introduced aid and due to the households of the adolescents concerned within the incident. Nonetheless, many individuals are bashing the decision. On behalf of Sam Ke Ting, greater than 700,000 signatures have been contributed to on-line petitions, up to now. Following the choice, 4 petitions had been established on Change.org, two of which had surpassed the 300,000 signature mark as of 1 PM on Thursday. Observe for extra newest updates.