Today is 511 . Let’s pray for Shen Keting together. “Some netizens posted a group post on Facebook, asking the public to rally for Shen Keting, who is about to face the trial of the appeal Mosquito Bicycle Case case.

Eight hours after the post was released, nearly 1,400 people liked it, and more than 300 people left comments, cheering for Shen Keting.

Shen Keting, the defendant in the court case of “killing 8 teenagers on a mosquito-shaped bicycle“, will face the appeal case today. A few days ago, former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram agreed to be appointed as the representative of Shen Keting in the appeal case. Lawyers and will lead a team of lawyers to participate in the appeal of the case.

Mosquito Bicycle
Image Source: Just Sauce Young

The following is the event timeline:

2017:

February 18: The driver involved was driving through the inner ring road in the urban area of Johor Bahru and had a car accident with a group of teenagers on mosquito bikes, causing 8 deaths and 8 injuries to the teenagers.
March 28: The driver was charged for the first time at the Johor Bahru Magistrates’ Court.
2019:

October 28: The magistrate acquits the driver.
November 10: The prosecution appeals to the High Court.
2021:

February 18: The High Court approves the appeal, and the driver must pay RM10,000 and a surety to be released on bail pending trial.
9-11 May: Appeal hearing.
October 10: The magistrate once again acquitted the driver and allowed him to get his driver’s license back.
2022

April 13: The High Court overturns the Magistrate’s Court decision and commutes the driver’s conviction, serving the same day’s sentence until the appeal is granted.
April 14: Defendant filed an appeal on behalf of lawyers.
April 18: The Court of Appeal grants appeal and application for stay of sentence to be released on bail of RM10,000 and a surety.

[Mosquito Bicycle Case] News Background:

Shen Keting was charged with causing death by reckless or dangerous driving on the Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road at 3:20 a.m. on February 18, 2017. The eight teenagers who died in the crash were between the ages of 13 and 16. The Court of Appeal granted a stay of sentence on April 18, allowing Shen Ke Ting to be released on bail of RM10,000 and a surety. ​

On April 13 this year, High Court Judge Datuk Abu Bakar overturned the verdict that the Magistrate’s Court had twice acquitted the defendant Shen Keting, convicting Shen Keting of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving, and sentenced to six years in prison and a fine of RM6,000. , and the suspension of the driver’s license for 3 years after the completion of the sentence. Failure to pay the fine is substituted for 6 months imprisonment.

On April 18 this year, the third division of the Court of Appeal, after hearing the arguments of Shen Keting’s lawyer and the prosecution, approved the issue of a leave to appeal to Shen Keting to appeal against the High Court’s judgment.

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