On 28 October 2019, 24-year-old sales promoter, Sam Ke Ting, was acquitted of driving recklessly, before a road accident which resulted in the deaths of eight teenagers. The accident happened at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, in Johore Baru, at 3.20 am on 18 February 2017.
Today, in the Johor Bahru High Court, Judge Shahanaz Sulaiman, ordered Sam to enter her defence. The decision was made after finding that the prosecution had made a prima facie case against Sam, thus setting aside the Magistrate’s Court’s earlier decision to acquit and discharge her.
The dead teenagers are Mohamad Azrie Danish Zulkefli, 14; Muhamad Shahrul Izzwan Azzuraimie, 14; Muhammad Firdauz Danish Mohd Azhar, 16; Fauzan Halmijan, 13; Mohamad Azhar Amir, 16; Muhammad Harith Iskandar Abdullah, 14; Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Marudin, 14 and Haizad Kasrin, 16.
I have this nagging suspicion that if the authorities severely punish the parents, Mat Basikall’s may disappear from our roads. Lax leaders, lax parents.
- These teenagers on their modified bicycles, were racing illegally on public roads at 3 am? What happened to parental control?
- Don’t their parents know their whereabouts?
- There are hundreds of teenagers loitering around at night, from the footage shown. What happened to responsible parenting?
Start at the beginning
Religious men have ‘corrupted’ the Malay mind, so that he is unable to accept any hard truths.
When you tell Malay parents to practice family planning, they will say, “Children are a gift from God”.
If children are a gift from God, why does the child, or parent, treat his life as a cheap, worthless commodity?
When you tell the Malay that driving recklessly may cause an accident, he will say, “If it is God’s will, then so be it”.
What a pity that the hadith, “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim”, which when combined with the opportunity to correct one’s sins and mistakes to improve oneself, is lost on the Malay. Why are so many Malays recalcitrant?
An accident waiting to happen
The bicycling tragedy in Johor Baru was an accident waiting to happen. The police have tried unsuccessfully, on numerous occasions, to disperse the cyclists. The boys on their modified bikes quickly disappear at the first sign of a police car.
Mat basikals grow into Mat Rempits.
Malay leaders are too slow to accept responsibility and reluctant to be firm
The nation is falling apart because we do NOT have Malays who are fit to be leaders. None from the ulamas, the elites, the political class, the academics.
We only have Malays who excel at stealing, lying, fornicating, and all of them have huge egos.
Charging Sam again, appears to be a political vendetta. This is revenge politics because G-15 is around the corner and some politicians want to keep the Malay voters sweet.
This is not justice.
Over a decade ago, I observed a similar incident that offers little hope. A lady (of another race) had just stopped a Malay child who was about to by step out from a sidewalk onto a busy road. She politely alerted the mother. Instead of showing gratitude, the mother regurgitated the argument of “fate”.
On a more serious note, since when do we allocate the nomenclature of Mat to a younger version of the adult. What with Mat Rempit, Mat Basikal, can we also have Mat UMNO, Mat Pas, Mat MCA, Mat DAP? I thought when they adopt the name of Ahmad, it was meant for those destined for the mental asylum like Yin. But apparently I am wrong. Ah Mad is not mad nor about madness. It appears to be a term of endearment for those residents of the mental asylum. Back to the term of Mat UMNO, they have been terrorizing the rakyat of Malaysia for close to sixty years already in their fully imported Mercedes Benzes, so much so that many sensible folks steer clear of them as anything to do with them, needs greasing of the palm. 😅😅😅😅 Please do not let them know we have coined this phrase for them as they will even be embolden in their pursuit of wealth.
With due respect, why does the word “basikal,” in paragraph four has double “l?” Is it because the basikal was modified with a lower handle bar that it warrant a special spelling? Please explain. 😅😅😅😅 Should I be informing the OED (for those not familiar the it is the Oxford English Dictionary) to include this new spelling in their BM/English Dictionary/Thesarus, so as to be up to date with this spelling.
Sorry, it should be “(for those not familiar, it is the Oxford…” and not as written. Typical typo error.
“Should I be informing the OED (for those not familiar the it is the Oxford English Dictionary) to include this new spelling in their BM/English Dictionary/”
Don’t think your informing the OED would mean shiite to them, they do their own thing, doubtful they would be impressed by your esteemed offer and contribution to mankind.
It may take years after popular use that the OED may include a word as new entry to their list. That list is mostly relevant only to those who play “Scrabble”, one doesn’t need the OED’s approval to use any word – who are they to you? – certainly not your grandpa and grandma!
Try those urban dictionaries, many these days don’t exactly rock with or get rocked by the OED, they use many other tongues, and that’s fair enough even if they don’t meet the approval of those taught by the Kerala school of plantation English (staffed by pedantic brown types, funny accents, but fastidious about religiously correcting English as she is spake by other coloured monkeys – think Malaysians).
To those of today, the OED has the pretensions of yesteryear’s fuddyduddy provincial angmoh lower middle class tweeds – rather like those ex-colonial civil servants etc in the colonial service – aped by our loyal little Sambo monkeys of colour who weirdly think they speak “proper” or even Lizzie Windsor’s English!
Please get off what you are smoking or drinking!!! The OED does not exist for playing Scrabble only. It has more or multiple use that what you have conjured up for them. I frequently look it up when I am not familiar with the term. Yes, the OED is also used to adjudicate words when one is not familiar with them when playing Scrabble.
How can you be charged twice for the same offence? The magistrate at the first trial, said that the I.O’s report is so badly written that no one can possible make head or tail of it. This is becoming a hatchet case, of Malays trying to tell their own Malays, that they are looking after their own kind. This is the level of our political immaturity that this country has descended into. MM is right when she says that the parents have not been brought to court for displaying gross negligence in failure to look after the health and safety of their children. To the nons, this is a case of ketuanan, where whatever the situation, Malays are always right and nons are always wrong.
No one has mentioned that after this tragic accident, a big sum of money was paid out to the parents from insurance etc. No wonder these lajaks became emboldened and came out again in the ensuing months. The police took stern action and prevented further tragedies from happening. As long as the government takes this kind of approach of solving problems, this country cannot go forward in peace.
In legal term, it is called double jeopardy and you cannot be found otherwise based on the same evidence proffered. Of course in Bolihland, everything pun bolih. So sad that this country we inherited from the British has denigrated into such a state of anarchy and chaos where there is no Rule of Law but a Rule of the Mob. Whilst judicial independence is a myth, we nevertheless must uphold it and hopefully it will be a light on the hill for all aspiring legal practitioners should they be appointed to exercise such noble ideal. Cest la vie.
Your comment is illogical and pretty racist.You tend to make assumptions not based on facts..The insurance company bougt the parents silence so no further litigatin will take place.During this pandemic time , the authorities know best why they are reopening the case, so we the general public keep our opinions to ourselves and not stir up a race situation.
Obviously you do not understand the legal doctrine of double jeopardy. Of course, it is different that an appeal can be lodged against the leniency or wrong decision. How could the original commentator be racist and illogical? Do you even know the terms or are you the VK Lingam of the Internet? Correct, correct, correct. What a joke!!!