JOHOR BARU: The prosecution in the trial of a woman charged with reckless driving, which led to the deaths of eight teenage boys riding modified bicycles known as “basikal lajak” two years ago, filed a notice of appeal today against her acquittal last month.
“The prosecution has filed a notice of appeal against a Magistrate’s Court’s decision to acquit and discharge the accused at the end of the (trial).
“We believe there are merits in the notice of appeal, especially on certain issues,” Johor State prosecution director Amir Nasruddin said at the court compound here, today.
Amir – accompanied by deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Syafiq Mohd Ghazali and Johor Baru South district police headquarters’ Investigation and Enforcement division’s senior investigating officer, Assistant Superintendent Mohd Yusop Mohd Ali – filed the notice of appeal at 9.30am, Bernama reported.
Meanwhile, Amir refuted claims that the move is driven by pressure from the boys’ families as well as other dissatisfied parties, saying that filing an appeal is part of normal procedure following a court decision.
Sales promoter Sam Ke Ting, 24, was acquitted and discharged by Magistrate Siti Hajar Ali on Oct 28 of the charge of causing the deaths of the eight teenagers on Feb 18, 2017.