Police awaiting prosecution office’s reply on charge
BUTTERWORTH: Police have yet to receive the nod from the prosecution to charge the wrong-way teen driver for the accident that claimed the life of a 26-year-old technician on March 14.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said police had submitted the investigation papers to Putrajaya’s prosecution office on Tuesday.
“The media will be informed on Thursday on the date and the section she will be charged under,” he told the News Straits Times yesterday.
Ng Pei Ven, 19, had driven for 5km against the traffic flow along the North-South Expressway after she made a sudden U-turn 100m before the Sungai Dua toll here at 7.50am.
Her Proton Gen-2 hit a Perodua Kelisa driven by Mohamad Fandi Rosli and crashed into few other vehicles.
She was charged at a magistrate’s court here last Friday with consuming drugs and was released on court bail of RM5,000.
Checks by NST found Ng’s house empty. A neighbour claimed that the family had moved out temporarily.
“I saw them leaving on Sunday night with a few bags. They didn’t say anything. Maybe they are going away for a while and will be back once the issue settles down.”
He said Ng’s father had returned home a few times to check on the house.
In Sungai Petani, Fandi’s family said they hoped Ng would be given the capital punishment.
Fandi’s wife, Norasikin Abdul Halim, 26, said the teenager should at least feel what the family had gone through due to her reckless act.
She said she felt relieved when she learnt that the police were investigating the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, adding that her family hoped that a suitable punishment would be meted out to the person who caused Fandi’s death.