‘AC­CUSED MAY FACE MUR­DER RAP’

Po­lice to get more de­tails from wit­nesses, say sources

New Straits Times - - News -

MO­HAMED BASYIR BAYAN LEPAS news@nst.com.my

PO­LICE may re­clas­sify the case of the 19-year-old woman, whose act of driv­ing against the flow of traf­fic along the North-South Ex­press­way (NSE) last Tues­day claimed one life, un­der Sec­tion 302 of the Pe­nal Code for mur­der.

Sources said the Deputy Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor’s (DPP) Of­fice had re­turned the in­ves­ti­ga­tion pa­pers to the po­lice to get fur­ther state­ments from wit­nesses to re­clas­sify the case.

How­ever, state po­lice chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye, when asked to com­ment yes­ter­day, did not pro­vide a clear an­swer.

“All I can say is that the DPP asked us to record state­ments from those who recorded a video of the in­ci­dent.

“I do not have the num­ber of state­ments recorded (so far), but we did as re­quested, and have re-sub­mit­ted the in­ves­ti­ga­tion pa­pers to­day (yes­ter­day),” he said dur­ing the launch of the Mit­subishi 3S Cen­tre here yes­ter­day.

In the 7.50am in­ci­dent last Tues­day, Ng Pei Ven, who was said to be drunk and high on amphetamine, drove her car at high speed against the flow of traf­fic along the NSE af­ter the Sun­gai Dua toll booth in But­ter­worth and trig­gered a multi-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion that claimed one life.

Last week, Ng was charged at the mag­is­trate’s court in Bukit Mer­ta­jam with ad­min­is­ter­ing drugs into her body.

She pleaded not guilty to the of­fence.

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