‘I do not admit to the charge’
PENANG ‘wrong way’ driver claims trial, victim’s family distraught she was not charged with murder.
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.