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JB Cycling Tragedy: Court Sets June 15 For Case Management

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Traffic Magistrate’s Court, here, today set June 15 for case management involving a sales girl who was charged with reckless driving, causing a road accident on Feb 18 in which eight teenage cyclists were killed.

Magistrate Siti Hajar Ali set this date for fixing of the case hearing dates after receiving application from the accused’s counsel, Bustaman Menon Abdul Hamid Menon, to peruse the documents handed by the prosecution.

At today’s proceeding, Johor State Prosecution director Roslan Mat Nor, who was assisted by DPP Muhammad Syafiq Mohd Ghazali, informed the court that all the required documents pertaining to the case had been given to the defence.

Roslan also said that the prosecution planned to call 39 witnesses for the case hearing.

Bustaman Menon then asked the court to give one month for him and lawyer Faizal Mokhtar to go through the numerous documents.

​Earlier, the sales girl, Sam Ke Ting, 22, arrived at the court about 8.30 am for case mention.

On March 28, the accused pleaded not guilty when she was charged in the same court with reckless driving, causing the death of eight cycling teenagers at the Middle Ring Road, here, at 3.20 am on Feb 18.

She was charged under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 which provides for a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine not exceeding RM20,000, upon conviction. – BERNAMA

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