Wee: Court’s decision on ‘mat lajak’ case should be respected


  • Nation
  • Friday, 08 Nov 2019

Reports by Martin Carvalho, Hemananthani Sivanandam and Rahimy Rahim

ALL parties must respect the court’s decision on the acquittal and discharge of a sales promoter charged with reckless driving which led to an accident where eight teenage cyclists were killed in 2017, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The MCA president said the girl was acquitted after she went through the court process.

“We have to respect the decision of the court, ” he said at the Parliament lobby.

Dr Wee, who is also Ayer Hitam MP, pointed out that it was different from fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s case, saying that the controversy was over the pre- judgement or stand taken by the Attorney General before the process in court.

“That sparked the whole controversy but for me, I don’t care whether it is Malay, Chinese or Indian, whoever the victims are.

“To be fair, if your son or daughter served as a fire and rescue department officer and while rescuing victims, he was beaten up or you’re told that his sudden death was caused by somebody else, I think the parents cannot accept it.

“These two cases are totally different in nature, ” Dr Wee said when asked whether he agreed with Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s claim that the law was being abused under the Pakatan Harapan government.

Ahmad Zahid, during a ceramah in Tanjung Piai on Wednesday, had also questioned why the woman was acquitted as though there was no evidence to bring justice over the death of the cyclists.

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