Free Sam Ke Ting and Voice out the unfairness of jurisdiction #FreeSamKeTing #Malaysia

Free Sam Ke Ting and Voice out the unfairness of jurisdiction #FreeSamKeTing #Malaysia

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27-year-old Malaysian Sam Ke Ting was sentenced to six years in prison by the Johor Bahru High Court for causing the deaths of eight teenagers in a 2017 road collision.

At around 3:20 am on Feb. 18, 2017, Sam was driving a car along Jalan Lingkaran Dalam when she ploughed into a group of more than 30 teenagers riding "basikal lajak", modified bicycles where the handlebars are level with the seat.

Eight teenagers, aged 13 to 16, died and eight more were injured.

Sam was charged with reckless or dangerous driving for the crash but she pleaded not guilty and claimed trial, according to the New Straits Times.

The 27-year-old was initially acquitted and discharged by the Magistrate Court before the prosecution succeeded in their second appeal against the decision, the Malay Mail reported.

"The respondent, in her defence, stated that she did not see the group of cyclists at the scene and there was another vehicle that hit the deceased cyclists and drove off. This version was never raised by the respondent during the prosecution's case.

The Magistrate’s Court made a mistake when it accepted the respondent’s defence of not knowing there would be basikal lajak activity during the time of the incident as an excuse to drive dangerously, which resulted in the victims’ death(s).

The respondent should have driven vigilantly instead of driving fast and causing the incident, and should have realised that the area's lighting was not bright at around 3:20 am."

Considering the different circumstances that may have taken place at the time of the event, we strongly believe that there should be fair judgements and sentences made to preserve the integrity of the Malaysian High Courts and the reputation of Malaysia. 

This petition is not merely about Sam Ke Ting. It is about justice in all aspects of Malaysia. This tragedy too, emphasized the significance of safety measures implemented by The Ministry Of Transport Malaysia to ensure that history never repeats itself. 



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