Po­lice await­ing pros­e­cu­tion of­fice’s re­ply on charge

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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