‘I do not ad­mit to the charge’

PE­NANG ‘wrong way’ driver claims trial, vic­tim’s fam­ily dis­traught she was not charged with mur­der.

New Straits Times - - Front Page -

SUN­GAI PE­TANI: “Why no mur­der charge?”

This was the ques­tion raised by the fam­ily of Mo­hamad Fandi Rosli, 26, the man who died when his car was rammed by a teen driver go­ing against the flow of traf­fic on the NorthSouth Ex­press­way on March 14.

Ng Pei Ven, 19, was yes­ter­day charged at the Bukit Mer­ta­jam mag­is­trate’s court with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of drugs.

Fandi’s fam­ily was less than pleased af­ter learn­ing that Ng was spared a mur­der charge.

Fandi’s fa­ther, Rosli Lin, 57, said the fam­ily was ex­pect­ing Ng to be charged with mur­der.

“It isn’t that we can­not come to terms with my son’s death. We be­lieve she should have been given a heav­ier charge be­cause this was not a typ­i­cal ac­ci­dent.

“She was driv­ing against the traf­fic flow, so she de­serves to be slapped with a heav­ier charge as a de­ter­rent to her­self and others,” he said at his home in Ta­man Sri Pi­nang here yes­ter­day.

Rosli’s wife, Noor Suri­ani Is­mail, 47, said the fam­ily had en­gaged a lawyer to pur­sue fur­ther le­gal ac­tion against Ng.

“We are seek­ing jus­tice for the loss of our only son.”

Ng was charged un­der Sec­tion 44(1)(a) of the Road Trans­port Act 1987. If found guilty, she faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to RM20,000.

Rosli Lin

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