Senior cop charged with dangerous driving, causing death of two teens
SHAH ALAM, July 23 — Former Kuala Langat OCPD Supt Mohamad Radzi Ishak pleaded not guilty in the magistrate’s court to dangerous driving and causing the deaths of two teenagers on a motorcycle about four years ago.
Mohamad Radzi, 54, now a senior police officer at Bukit Aman, claimed trial after the charge was read out to him before magistrate Zilfinaz Abbas.
He was charged with driving a car in a dangerous manner and causing the deaths of motorcyclist Muhammad Luqman Hakim Mohamad and pillion-rider Muhamad Khairol Khaizuran Mohammed Sani, both 15, along Jalan Kebun here at 11.45pm on September 14, 2008.
The charge, under section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, provides for a jail term of between two and 10 years and a fine of between RM5,000 and RM20,000, besides suspension of the driving licence.
Deputy public prosecutor Aida Mastura Mohamed Aman suggested bail of RM3,000 in one surety and suspension of Mohamad Radzi’s driving licence.
Counsel Mohamad Daud Ismail said the defence would not oppose the bail sum, but applied for exemption of the driving licence suspension.
He said his client lived in Bukit Beruntung and had to drive to work, besides having to transport a paralysed relative, who lives with him, to hospital for treatment thrice a week.
Aida Mastura pointed out that the case was a serious one as it involved two deaths.
Zilfinaz allowed the defence application for exemption of the driving licence suspension and set bail at RM3,000 in one surety.
She also set September 7 for mention of the case. — Bernama