NetizeNs fume over Ng’s Not guilty plea
They urge govt to review law so that offenders receive heftier sentences
THE teen who drew ire when she drove against traffic in the North-South Expressway is being criticised for pleading not guilty to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Netizens believe that Ng Pei Ven, 19, should receive a heavier sentence.
On Friday, she was charged at the Bukit Mertajam magistrate’s court with driving under the influence under Section 44(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which carries up to 10 years’ jail and a fine of up to RM20,000. Ng claimed trial.
Some Netizens want the government to review and amend the law so that those who committed similar offences, such as causing damage, injuries or death while under the influence, receive heftier sentences.
Hayati Radzi said: “Her pleading not guilty is as if she felt no remorse for what she did.”
Sauttary Elumalai said Ng should get a heavier sentence.
“She needs severe punishment. She killed someone.”
Poh Leng Koi said Ng should be charged with murder.
“She destroyed a family. Someone lost her husband. Someone lost their son.”
Khaled Nordin urged the government to review the law.
“The government needs to review the law. Too many flaws.”
Some Netizens also offered their condolences to the family of the victims of the accident, and urged people to learn from the incident.
They urged parents to pay more attention to their children so that they don’t get involved in illegal activities, such as drugs.
“I feel sorry for the victim’s family for having to endure this heavy burden. May God give them peace,” said Leo KP Siong.
Cindy said she felt sorry for Ng’s parents.
“I believe her parents never wished for this to happen.
“There is a lot of news that brings sadness and sorrow to others.
“We parents must learn from this incident and look after our children better. Teach them with love and respect to be better humans.”
Ng also claimed trial to a charge of administering drugs into her body. She is out on bail after pleading not guilty.
In the 7.50am incident on March 14, Ng drove her car at high speed against the flow of traffic in the NSE after the Sungai Dua toll plaze in Butterworth and triggered a multivehicle collision.
Her Proton Gen 2 struck the Perodua Kelisa driven by Mohamad Fandi, 26, who died at the scene.
Ng and drivers of four vehicles sustained minor injuries.