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Thursday, November 15, 2007

73-year-old woman faces 6 months in Jail

73-year-old woman in Penang faces 6 months in Jail
The Charge is "Opening the car door recklessly"
  • By Melissa Darlyne Chow (NST Reporter)
George Town: A 73-year-old woman was left dumbfounded yesterday when she was charged with causing hurt to a motorcyclist by recklessly opening her car door.
She was accused of opening the left passenger door and causing motorcyclist Loo Kean Seng, 41, to crash into it.
The offence, under Section 337 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum 6 months jail or RM1000 fine or both.
The motorcyclist involve in the accident lost a finger.

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Author's comment:
I personally think that the charge of that old lady was unfair. C'mon man! she was trying to get out of the car and the motorcyclist suddenly ram through the door. Who ask the motorcyclist to go so near the car? This is so unfair. If I were the judge, I will fine the motorcyclist for being a reckless driver because he is going through the left side of the stopping car and causing accident. This accident might give a shock to the old lady by thinking it is a robbery or something...

Bottom line... Something wrong with Malaysian Judge.
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