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B. Thayalan (left) and Nabil Hariz Jefridin are led by policemen ahead of their trial at the Rembau Magistrate’s Court. - Bernama
B. Thayalan (left) and Nabil Hariz Jefridin are led by policemen ahead of their trial at the Rembau Magistrate’s Court. - Bernama

REMBAU: Two men were charged in the magistrate’s court here today with driving in reckless or dangerous manner which resulted in a two-year-old boy being injured after he was flung out of a moving vehicle earlier this month.

The men, Nabil Hariz Jefridin, 23, and B. Thayalan, 20, claimed trial when the charge was read to them separately by a court interpreter before magistrate Tan Chai Wei.

They were alleged to have driven in a dangerous manner along the North-South Expressway near Senawang at 3.21 pm on Feb 10.

The charge was framed under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987, which carries a maximum jail term of five years and a fine of up to RM15,000, upon conviction.

The two men were allegedly involved in dangerous driving, with one of them hitting a family vehicle with the toddler, who was thrown out of the car as a result of the impact.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Ummi Amyra Natasha Azhar offered both accused RM7,000 bail each.

Counsel Muhammad Farhan Ahmad Fadzil who represented Nabil Hariz appealed for a lower bail on the grounds that his client was a university student and had no income.

Thayalan, who was not represented, also appealed for a lower bail.

The court then reduced the amount to RM4,000 bail with in one surety each and set March 17 for mention.

Both men paid the bails. – Bernama

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