39 wit­nesses ex­pected in teenage cy­clists case

New Straits Times - - News -

JO­HOR BARU: The pros­e­cu­tion in the case against 22-year-old sales­girl Sam Ke Ting, who was charged with driv­ing reck­lessly and in a dan­ger­ous man­ner that led to the death of eight teenage cy­clists three months ago, is ex­pected to call 39 wit­nesses dur­ing the trial.

These wit­nesses will prob­a­bly in­clude in­jured vic­tims in the crash, ex­perts in­volved in the investigation and other wit­nesses who saw the deadly crash on Feb 18.

Yes­ter­day, the mag­is­trate’s court here post­poned pro­ceed­ings to al­low Sam’s lawyers to scru­ti­nise doc­u­ments submitted to court re­gard­ing the wit­nesses, who were ex­pected to be called by the pros­e­cu­tion.

Mag­is­trate Siti Ha­jar Ali fixed June 15 for a fi­nal re-men­tion to set dates for the trial.

Jo­hor Deputy Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice di­rec­tor Roslan Mat Nor said the pros­e­cu­tion was ready to be­gin the trial.

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