Why the witch hunt? AG wants to appeal bicycle lajak acquittal

by | Oct 13, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

The witch hunt of the woman who was charged for reckless driving that involved eight teenagers dying is set to continue after the Attorney General intends to file an appeal against the acquittal on Tuesday, October 12.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun decision comes after Johor Baru’s Magistrate Court acquitted the charges against Sam Ke Ting on Sunday (Oct 10).

But the appeal has seen backlash from citizens as they claim it is the fault of the parents for negligence.

The voices on social media accuse that the parents should not have allowed their children to be roaming on the streets at 3.20 am in the first place.

Chow Hock Lee believes that the victims and parents were just as guilty for being the cause of the accident.

He added, “If they were not allowed to be there in the first place, this incident could have been avoidable. Sorry to say that they broke the rule leading to their death.”

Others even questioned that if the driver had crashed into a tree and died to avoid the cyclist, would the AG had charged them?

Duncan Loo thinks that the matter is being used as a political matter.

“UMNO took advantage of this issue during the Tanjung Piai by- election. They don’t want to be humiliated so AG has to appeal again,” he said.