Johor teen cyclists deaths: Re-mention fixed for May 17

Chuah Bee Kim

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru Magistrate's Court today fixed May 17 for re-mention of the case of a woman driver who allegedly ploughed into a group of cyclists, killing eight of them on February 18.

Magistrate Salina Omar fixed the new date after Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Mohd Nasir told the court that the prosecution had yet to receive all the reports from various related departments.

In the previous mention of the case on March 28, the prosecution had asked for two weeks for submission of the documents.

Sam Ke Ting, a 22-year-old salesgirl, had on March 28 claimed trial to a charge of causing the death of eight teenage cyclists.

The court then fixed today for the re-mention.

Sam, who appeared calm and composed, was charged with committing the offence under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, while driving a car at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Johor Baru at 3.20am.

The charge sheet stated that she "drove in a reckless and dangerous manner after considering all conditions of the road (including type, condition and measurement of the road) that led to the death of the eight cyclists."

She was represented by defence counsels Faizal Mokhtar and Bustaman Menon.