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Easy blaming biking teens' parents, consider society's failure - Siti Kasim
Published:  Apr 16, 2022 5:16 AM
Updated: 8:26 AM
Lawyer Siti Kasim said she believed the responsibility lies with the parents in the Johor bicycle tragedy but disagreed with calls to charge them with negligence.

She said it will be legally difficult and there are also other considerations such as societal failures.

She said this in reference to the death of eight teens in 2017 after a car hit them while they were riding on a highway at 3am without their parents' knowledge.

The incident recently regained attention after the Johor Bahru High Court overturned the driver Sam Ke Ting's acquittal and sentenced her to six years imprisonment and a RM6,000 fine.

She is appealing the conviction.

"I have been thinking more deeply about this and as a parent...
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