Sam Ke Ting, the saleswoman responsible for the death of 8 teenagers in 2017 was acquitted & discharged again.
Her suspended driving licence is to be returned to her immediately, per court's order.
In 2017, 22-year old Sam rammed into 30 teen cyclists at 3.30 a.m. on 18 February 2017 at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, injuring 8 of them and killing 8 more.
The deceased were aged between 13 to 16 years old at the time of the accident. She was charged under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) that carries a maximum jail term of 10 years & a fine of RM20,000 if convicted.
Today, the Johor Bahru Magistrate's Court came to that decision after the prosecution failed to prove the case against the 26-year old, beyond reasonable doubt.
According to Magistrate Siti Hajar, her decision also took into account the testimony of the accused that she had no knowledge of the riding activities of 'basikal lajak' -or revamped bicycle in the are.
Sam also testified that there was no warning on such activities.
Previously, on October 28, 2019, the court acquitted & discharged the saleswoman of the charge.
Our heartfelt condolences goes out to the mourning families & friends of the eight victims.