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Woman claims trial to causing death of teen cyclists
Published:  Mar 28, 2017 2:16 AM
Updated: 5:46 AM

A 22-year-old saleswoman claimed trial in a magistrate's court in Johor Bahru today to dangerous driving, causing the death of eight teenage cyclists.

Sam Ke Ting was charged under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 over the Feb 18 fatal accident in Johor.

If found guilty, she can be jailed from two to eight years and fined between RM5,000 and RM20,000, The Star reported.

The charge sheet was read to her in Mandarin, by a court translator.

Magistrate Salina Omar set bail at RM10,000 with one surety. The matter was fixed for case management on April 13.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Roslan Mat Nor asked the magistrate to set bail at RM15,000.

However, defence counsel Faizal Mokhtar said Sam is not a wealthy person as claimed in the social media.

"She only earns a monthly income of RM2,000 and her family has four children. A higher bail would be a burden to her family," said Faizal.

Sam, who was clad in a red jacket and wearing a mask, arrived at the court at 8.45am.

Police said the group of 30 to 40 teenagers, aged 13 to 17, had obstructed Jalan Lingkaran Dalam and other nearby roads before being mowed down by the car.

The Feb 18 accident killed eight teenagers, aged between 13 and 16, and severely injured another eight youngsters.

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