The Court of Appeal has fixed Aug 29 for further case management on clerk Sam Ke Ting’s appeal against her conviction and jail sentence for reckless driving leading to the death of eight teenagers on modified bicycles commonly known as basikal lajak.
The date was fixed after case management proceedings before Court of Appeal deputy registrar Tan Chai Wei today.
When contacted, Sam’s counsel Harvinderjit Singh said the deputy registrar set Aug 29 for further case management as the record of appeal was not yet ready.
“During the next case management, we will update on that matter,” he added.
On April 18, the Court of Appeal granted Sam leave to appeal against the six-year jail sentence and RM6,000 fine imposed by the Johor Bahru High Court.
The Court of Appeal also allowed Sam’s application to stay the execution of the jail sentence and fine and released her on bail of RM10,000 with one surety pending the hearing of her appeal.
Five days earlier, on April 13, High Court judge Abu Bakar Katar meted out the jail sentence and fine against Sam after allowing the prosecution’s appeal to set aside the Magistrate’s Court’s decision on Oct 10 last year, which had acquitted and discharged the woman.
He also ordered her to be jailed for six months if she failed to pay the fine, and a three-year driving ban upon completion of her prison term.
Sam, who was 22 at the time of the incident, was charged with committing the offence at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Johor Bahru, Johor, at 3.20am on Feb 18, 2017.
The eight killed in the incident were 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.