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19-Year-Old Driver Not Charged For Murder, Malaysians Get Into Heated Debate

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Cindy Ng, the 19-year-old driver who went viral recently for driving against traffic and ultimately causing the death of a 26-year-old man was charged under Section 44 of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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As a brief recap, she was driving a blue Proton Gen2 on the morning of 14 March 2017 when she reportedly made a U-turn on the North-South Expressway and drove against oncoming traffic, inevitably resulting in a six-vehicle pileup.



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The accident caused an uproar and many netizens slammed her actions online after managing to find her Facebook profile. There are also some who said she should be charged for murder instead. While many others reminded angry netizens that she was suffering from a disability.

It seems the general consensus is that she should be put behind bars for a good long time, and should have a heavier sentence.

One netizen said, “She’s wasting everybody’s time and money by pleading not guilty.”

Another commented,“Sure, plead not guilty, go to trial. But know this : your parents aren’t rich, and you’re just bleeding them dry. The longer this takes, the more debts they are going to get themselves into.”



One of them said, “100% not agree. She knew its wrong yet foolishly did it perhaps too proud of herself at times of going against the rule.”

However, on 17 March 2017, she was charged under under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a maximum of two years’ jail sentence and RM5,000 fine upon conviction, as she tested positive for amphetamine but she entered a plea of not guilty.

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She faced the court on Friday at Bukit Mertajam and entered a plea of not guilty. If found guilty, Ng is looking at a maximum jail sentence of 10 years and RM20,000 fine upon conviction. Her driving license could be suspended for a minimum of 5 years. 

NST reported that Mohamad Fandi Rosli, the victim’s family voiced out their displeasure at the charge and stated that they will be seeking further legal action against Ng for the death of their only son.



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Rosli Lin, the victim’s father said, “It isn’t that we could not come to terms with my son’s death. However, we believe she should have been given a heavier charge because this was not a typical accident. It was not just any ordinary accident because she (Ng) was driving against the traffic flow, so she deserves to be slapped with a heavier charge as a deterrent to herself and others.”

What do you think of the charges against her?
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